088) 26/6/21 – 17/7/21

17 July

p. 12 NATIONAL “Vaccine creator in warning over life’s return to normal”

p. 23 “City research into how exercise rehabilitation can help long-term ills” – UL and NIHR

16 July

p. 6 “Bookbus to become mobile test station for Covid symptoms”

 p. 6 “More people struggle to shake off the effects of the virus”

p. 12 NATIONAL “NHS Covid app pings 500,000”

p. 8 “Government urged to rethink plans to scrap Universal Credit uplift” -Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University

13 July

p. 1 and 4 a Covid case with lasting unwanted smell sensations     

p. 3 “Walk-in clinics in the race to beat Covid”

p. 12 NATIONAL “Cautious approach over ‘freedom day” – Sajid Javid

 . 12 “                , brief “Jab take-up slowing”

 p. 13 WORLD “”France fights surge in new Covid variant” – Delta – crowded bars and restaurants and low uptake of virus

12 July

p. 12  NATIONAL “PM’s warning as rules set to ease”

p 15 a letter by Giuliana Foster under “Join us in opposing Health and Care Bill”This week the government introduced new and dangerous legislation into Parliament – it is called the Health and Care Bill. The Bill divides the NHS in England into 42 different ‘systems’, each with its own tight budget with the principal aim of driving down the costs of health care.Recent governments have chosen to cut sharply the annual increases given in NHS funding. The statement by the government that it wanted to give NHS staff no more than a 1% pay rise when inflation is over 2% (ie a pay cut) seems typical of the low value they place on the contribution of NHS staff. And it is difficult to see how costs can be driven down further without damaging both the quality of care and reducing access to it. We can expect it to get harder to see a GP and more care given over the ‘phone when patients would prefer care to be given in person.While the Bill is promoted as reducing privatisation in the NHS, the reality is the opposite. Private companies are even being allowed to sit on the integrated care system boards in each area – thus partially running the NHS.We are in a dangerous place. Oppose it. Join us in campaigning against it.

10 July

p. 10 “Helping to cut through issues and highlight health troubles”, subtitled “NHS asks salons help for services revamp” = hairdressers, where clients may talk

 p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “The worsening plight of mental health patients”- incl. Cutting back on inpatient beds

9 July

School leaders want long-term strategy for post-Covid recovery after facing ‘unprecedented pressures’


p. 7  “City’s Covid guidance now lines up with rest of country”, subtitled “Delta variant ;no longer spreading faster here”

p. 12 NATIONAL “Amber list travel restrictions eased”

 p. 12 “                , brief: “GPs up phone meets” – nearly half of appointments now by phone

8 July

p. 12 NATIONAL “Johnson defends isolation strategy”

p. 12 “                , brief: “Baby fine after therapy” – first to receive ‘most expensive drug’, for spinal muscular atrophy

 p. 23 “MP to meet minister over hospital” – Feilding Palmer , Lutterworth


7 July

p. 6 “Highest rise in cases in five months” – city and county, but rate in all districts except Charnwood lower than national average

p. 21 “Josephs device to help stop knife wound blood loss” – applying internal pressure

5 July

p. 15 “Doctor convicted of manslaughter of Jack is deemed ‘fit to practice’”

p. 15 an anonymous letter under “Plea to hospitals on cash-only parking” – plea to accept cards

p. 20 “Dad passed virus to family despite his negative tests” – imprecision of lateral flow test

Saturday 3rd July

p. 5 “NHS rally taking place in city” – Save Our NHS, today


 2 July

opening of the Covid Memorial Walk (p. 6/7) and an ignorant letter on vaccination-induced blood clots (p. 15),

 p. 6/7 “More than 5,000 children off school as they are forced to self-isolate at home” – city and county

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief “Jab clinics in schools” – Sage suggestion)

p. 13 WORLD “WHO chief warns of new Covid wave” – in Europe

1 July

p. 8 “More than 200 schools in high pollution areas”, subtitled “Higher than limits set by World Health Organisation” – in LE postcode areas

p. 12 NATIONAL “Mum feels ‘dismissed’…” Covid rules adherence by Hancock, Cummings etc. as opposed to what others are allowed

30 June

p. 18 “Drug trial could help vulnerable avoid Covid” – Tapeworm killer for kidney patients

29 June

p. 9 “Mum criticises plans for class weigh-ins amid obesity fears” – humiliation harmful

p. 12 NATIONAL “’No early end to Covid rules’ – PM”

p. 15 a letter by Michael Tully under “Hancock not example of British values”

28 June

p. 2 MP issues challenge to health secretary” – Jon Ashworth, to bring down waiting lists

p. 4/5 “Our world has turned upside down…’” – 47-year-old with young child died of AstraZeneca jab-induced blood clots and stroke

 p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “Go now, Boris, you’ve made enough mess” – handling of pandemic

26 June

p. 12 NATIONAL “Hancock sacking calls are rejected”

 p. 12 “                 , brief “HIV school scandal” – historic, haemophilia treatment

 p. 15 a letter by Suresh Chauhan under “NHS anniversary is also chance to protest” – funding cuts and de facto pay cuts