Freedom Day UK news – 'Pingdemic' chaos as lockdown & face mask rules dropped but covid cases leave millions terrified

BORIS Johnson has been ordered to fix the 'pingdemic' that is forcing over a million people to self-isolate on so-called Freedom Day.

There are demands that Test and Trace isolation is immediately ditched for the double-jabbed as businesses face crippling staff shortages caused by the pinging of close contacts of those with Covid.

Tens of thousands are deleting the NHS app that pings close contacts of any positive case after a cases spike meant huge numbers, particularly in cities, were being forced to self-isolate at home despite no symptoms.

The pingdemic chaos threatens to dominate so-called Freedom Day, which got underway early as huge queues of Brits entered clubs at midnight for dancing, boozing and partying without any face masks or social distancing.

Meanwhile it was revealed today that millions of Brits are terrified of the inevitable case surge after Freedom Day, with 60% of those polled by YouGov saying they were "uncomfortable" with it, the Mirror reports.

73% of nightclubbers said they weren't ready to go back, 30% were too worried to use busses and trains, 59% won't go to large indoors events like concerts, 41% won't go to large outdoor sporting events, 35% are uncomfortable going to weddings and 43% won't go to the cinema.

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    PROTECT THE KIDS

    Children will be offered the Covid vaccine later this year, it has been claimed amid experts warning kids must be vaccinated if the UK is to reach herd immunity.

    The Government is reportedly hopeful that vulnerable teens between 12 and 15, and 17-year-olds three months shy of their 18th birthday will be offered a jab.

    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will make the recommendation on Monday but will stop short of encouraging all kids to get vaccinated until trials conclude later this year, according to the Telegraph.

    However, experts warn the UK won’t reach herd immunity unless children under 16 in Britain – who account for one in five of the population – are fully vaccinated.

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    PROTECT THE KIDS

    Children will be offered the Covid vaccine later this year, it has been claimed amid experts warning kids must be vaccinated if the UK is to reach herd immunity.

    The Government is reportedly hopeful that vulnerable teens between 12 and 15, and 17-year-olds three months shy of their 18th birthday will be offered a jab.

    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will make the recommendation on Monday but will stop short of encouraging all kids to get vaccinated until trials conclude later this year, according to the Telegraph.

    However, experts warn the UK won’t reach herd immunity unless children under 16 in Britain – who account for one in five of the population – are fully vaccinated.

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