Outsourced contact tracing service fails to contact 250,000 people, analysis says

The outsourced Test and Trace system has failed to reach nearly a quarter of a million close contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a new analysis.FailurePrivate firms Serco and Sitel failed to contact 245,481 contacts in England, either online or from call centres over four months. Meaning they missed nearly 40% of contacts, the figures show. Labour said the figures show Test and Trace is “on the verge of collapse”. The party also said these figures highlight the need for a short national lockdown to allow the government to fix the system. (PA Graphics)Poor contact tracing, greater restrictionsThe government defended the system, saying…

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"Let the People Decide!" Protests at Amy Coney Barrett Hearing Decry GOP Power Grab, Attack on ACA

Hundreds protested outside the Senate Monday against the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. At least 21 were arrested after staging a sit-in to oppose the Senate pushing through Barrett’s nomination in the middle of the presidential election. Senate Democrats warn the federal judge’s record suggests she would overturn the Affordable Care Act and threaten reproductive rights if she takes the seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Trump and the Republicans are trying to execute a power grab,” says Ana María Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, who joins us from the steps of the…

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“Let the People Decide!” Protests at Amy Coney Barrett Hearing Decry GOP Power Grab, Attack on ACA

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We’re beginning today’s show in Washington, D.C., in front of the Supreme Court, where hundreds protested outside the Senate Monday against the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. At least 21 people were arrested after staging a sit-in to oppose the Senate pushing through Barrett’s nomination in the middle of the presidential election. Some held signs reading “No COVID test, no hearing,” as they faced off with pro-Amy Coney Barrett protesters who had also gathered outside the Senate. Chants of “Let the people decide” rang out from the…

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FAKE NEWS: Newspaper Told to ‘Get Out More’ After Claiming Black People ‘More Likely To Be Homeless’

A LOCAL Newspaper was mocked by its readership after claiming that black people were six times more likely to be homeless, despite white homeless folk sleeping rough on its own doorstep. The Bolton News, that is struggling to survive after years ignoring the locals in the Lancashire town was mercilessly ridiculed online after making the ridiculous claim. The paper wrote: “Black people more than 6 times more likely to be homeless in Bolton than other ethnicities”.Readers were quick to correct the newspaper’s claims. The government data suggests black people are more likely to be homeless.Posted by Bolton News on Friday, October 9, 2020Liam ‘Gilly’ Gilmore hit back: “What absolute bu****it that is!!!!…

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Disabled people tell Hancock where to stick his coronavirus laws

The Coronavirus Act is once again under the spotlight. This time it’s disabled people who are challenging the changes it made to parts of their lives by launching a petition calling on Matt Hancock to “scrap” parts of it. The Coronavirus Act The Canary reported in March that the government made sweeping changes to various laws because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The new rules contained several changes that hit disabled people. The Canary wrote at the time that: The rules and standards for social care for older, learning disabled, and other people will be relaxed. This means councils can reduce the service and support they provide to…

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Number of people waiting over a year for NHS treatment reaches 12-year high

The number of people waiting more than a year to start hospital treatment is at its highest level since 2008.Still waitingThe continuing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on delays to operations and treatment is shown in new NHS England data. Some 111,026 people were waiting more than 52 weeks to start hospital treatment in August, the highest number for any month since September 2008. In August 2019, the figure was just 1,236. The number of people waiting more than 18 weeks to start hospital treatment also tripled in August compared to the same month last year. Some 1.96 million people had waited more than 18 weeks for treatment in…

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Mary Trump: My Uncle Is Responsible for 210,000 Deaths and Is Now “Willfully Getting People Sick”

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: As President Trump continues to battle COVID-19 from the White House after leaving the hospital on Monday, at least 11 White House officials and their aides have tested positive for the virus. The people around him, it’s more like two dozen. On Tuesday, Trump’s anti-immigrant senior adviser Stephen Miller became the latest high-level official to announce a positive test. The disease has also reached the highest echelons of the U.S. military. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley and several other senior members of the Pentagon’s leadership are quarantining, after the vice commandant of…

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FOR THE PEOPLE: Statement on Politicalite’s Editorial Changes

Written by Jordan James, Editor, Politicalite UK MANY of our valued readers and viewers who see us as an alternative to the Mainstream media have voiced concern over our perceived ‘smearing’ of recent anti-lockdown protests. We would like to address the criticism of our coverage and editorial positioning of September’s Freedom Rally in Trafalgar Square. Politicalite is evolving, and whilst we are trying to grow and attract new audiences, we also are keen to keep the trust our current audience has lent us. We will never abuse that trust, but in our mission to report the unreported news, we have to protect ourselves from deplatforming and are becoming an unbiased news…

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PREZ LEAVES WALTER REED: People Shouldn’t Be “Afraid” of Corona, says Trump

PRESIDENT Donald Trump returned to the White House in Washington DC on Monday via the Presidential Helicopter Marine One after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland where he had spent the last three nights after testing positive for COVID-19.President Trump had announced he would be leaving the hospital a few hours prior on Twitter. “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M.He added: “Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years…

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