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Does new fat tax proposal show UK nanny state is out of control?
Does new fat tax proposal show UK nanny state is out of control?

A report released this week has suggested that the UK should become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on sugary and salty food. In addition, the report suggests that GPs should prescribe fruit and vegetables in a bid to encourage people to eat healthily. The taxes could result in families collectively paying £3.4 billion a year more for shopping. In addition, the report raises concerns the UK's nanny state is out of control.

Can innovative face coverings really kill the Covid virus?
Can innovative face coverings really kill the Covid virus?

A company in Milton Keynes has created anti-viral wearables, including face coverings that it claims can deactivate the Covid-19 virus and render it useless through modern technology. The self-proclaimed “transmission hackers” said that the products can turn people into sanitising shields and that it deactivates the virus “by stealth” as people mix again. So, can these wearables really help to kill the Covid virus?

Freedom Day in two weeks – but how long will it last?
Freedom Day in two weeks – but how long will it last?

The Prime Minister has now as good as confirmed that Freedom Day will go ahead on 19th July, with nearly all restrictions being lifted. However, scientists are warning that the scrapping of Covid restrictions might only last a matter of weeks due to the rapidly spreading Delta variant and the risk of new variants. This will leave many people desperate to make the most of their freedoms while they have the chance.

Millions more people to be offered flu vaccine this autumn
Millions more people to be offered flu vaccine this autumn

This autumn and winter, England is planning to offer millions more flu jabs to try and combat the double threat of Covid and flu. With key Covid restrictions such as social distancing now scrapped, the risk of Covid and other respiratory infections will increase as people start to mix again. The health service now hopes to jab more than 35 million people against flu, including over-50s, at-risk groups, and children aged between two and 16.