Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning. We'll have another update for you tonight.
1. Lack of staff in nursing homes above pre-pandemic levels
There is more staff shortages in the care sector than before the pandemic, according to industry-leading organization Skills for Care. Its annual report says there are more than 100,000 jobs available with no one to fill them, equivalent to about 8.2% of positions. It was 8% before the pandemic. But it's not just the struggle to recruit staff that's a problem, employers are struggling to keep the staff they have, a report points out. The government says additional funding under its social protection reform program and a regular recruitment drive will help boost the workforce.
2. UK economy thrives on camping and restaurants
More people dining out, going on vacation and attending festivals music after all Covid restrictions were lifted in England meant Britain 's economy grew 0.4% in August. The Office for National Statistics says the service sector has made the greatest contribution to economic growth. Arts,
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3. Misleading claims targeting adolescent vaccination
The Covid vaccine is offered to children aged 12 to 15. Before the government made the decision, there had been legitimate debates over whether healthy children at much lower risk.the should be pricked. At the same time, campaigners opposed to the vaccine were spreading misinformation, including a bogus NHS vaccine consent letter that was sent to schools in England. What are misleading claims? We investigated them.
4. Domestic violence de 'child on parent ' increases
"I was thinking, 'is my son going to kill me in my sleep? ' " says Lisa, whose 13-year-old son became violent for containment last year. She is not alone. A family support service in Wales has seen an increase in 'child-to-parent' domestic violence - children as young as five have been referred for help. Learn more here.
5. Funny music
"Welcome to the Internet, look around, anything your brain can imagine can be found… Some better, some worse, if none of this interests you, you would be the first ". Did it tickle you? These are the lyrics to the song Welcome To The Internet by Bo Burnham and one of comedian Phil Nichol's favorite fun songs. There is an art for them, he says, share other favorites and tell us why in a new podcast he created during the lockdown. He realized there was no 'show exploring the world of comedy songs, so he hatched a plan for a lockdown walk.
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