Up to 50,000 cases of dementia were missed during lockdown, with around one in ten sufferers going undiagnosed because referrals to memory all but stopped at the start of the pandemic, writes the Daily Mail.
The Times claims England’s roadmap for easing lockdown could be delayed by a fortnight with cabinet ministers increasingly pessimistic after a “downbeat” briefing from chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick…
The vaccine rollout is to be accelerated in an attempt to secure a route out of lockdown, with over-40s expected to receive their second jab within eight weeks, rather than 12, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Scientists have urged the government to speed up second doses of COVID vaccines and delay a decision on easing lockdown restrictions on 21 June in an attempt to tackle rising cases, The Guardian reports.
The Daily Telegraph reports that richer countries must urgently give more COVID vaccines to poorer nations or risk new variants emerging that could bring about future lockdowns, according to leading bodies.
Metro writes that the end of lockdown three weeks today is on a knife-edge because of the threat of an “explosive” third wave of infections which could overwhelm hospitals, despite the vaccine rollout.