There are significant logistical hurdles for this vaccine, as it has to be kept ultra-cold, cannot be moved too frequently, and initially only came in 975-dose batches.Â, For these reasons, while the first jabs in England were given on 8 December, this was done in hospital settings to over-80 year olds alongside healthcare and social care staff.Â, Ms Ahmed said she understands the challenges but pointed to other countries, including Germany and Israel, which targeted care home residents on the first day of their vaccine programmes with the same product.Â, Closer to home, in parts of Scotland, such as the border region, all care home residents have now been vaccinated. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. In the past couple of days, bitcoin has staked a claim on the worldwide Twitter trends chart due to the buzz generated by the price surge. But she does not expect this to continue as stay-at-home restrictions begin to lift and people start returning to more normal routines. Facebook is the primary target of the boycott by hundreds of advertisers over its policies and actions on hate speech and misinformation. For once we would have loved to see the statistics being ahead of the curve, rather than behind it,” she said.Â, “If we don’t do this, we are failing the vulnerable citizens in this country who are in care settings, and this will be the failure of the government to safeguard the people who are the most vulnerable.”Â. Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, a body representing care home owners, and manager of four care homes in North Yorkshire, said that while it was "fantastic" to have vaccines and that care homes were prioritised, it was disappointing that care home residents and staff missed out on the first round of vaccination in the beginning of December. A world in isolation, a surge of new users for Twitter The global pandemic is forcing a pullback by advertisers on Twitter, but it’s also led to an unprecedented surge of users Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Tool Critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. US diplomats sign 'dissent cable' to protest Trump as WH fires official who spoke out, Trump allies helped plan, promote rally that led to Capitol attack, Man who allegedly broke into Pelosi's office charged with 3 federal counts, This is what Trump told supporters before many stormed Capitol Hill, FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. "The NHS is (rightly) all over the news but care homes cannot be neglected again."Â. As per the report, Tokyo has planned to file a request jointly with Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo which has also recorded a dramatic increase in the novel coronavirus infections in the recent days. "This is a very big task - there are more than 400,000 residents and one and a half million staff in care homes in England. Twitter, Inc.(NYSE:TWTR): Twitter (TWTR) has boasted double-digit gains year-to-date as a result of the social media industry’s growing popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey addressed an embarrassing hacking incident last week that compromised the accounts of high profile users, saying he felt “terrible" about it. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? The politician, anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, said Thursday, July 23, 2020, he was informed by Twitter that his account was compromised by a hacker, who posted tweets on his account and sent false direct messages in his name. Its effect on Twitter is less clear, with some advertisers pausing ads on all social media, though some analysts believe some ad dollars could be redirected away from Facebook to Twitter. Tokyo metropolitan government on January 2 has asked the central government to declare a state of emergency as COVID-19 cases in the city surge, reported NHK broadcaster citing its sources. “Twitter’s strength as a news and entertainment source has helped buoy engagement during the pandemic as housebound consumers use the platform for real-time news and information,” said eMarketer analyst Jasmine Enberg. One big reason is a provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which prohibited the use of tax-exempt bonds for advanced refunding transactions, a … –The surge in COVID-19 cases is real, and it is hurting communities up and down the state. Bitcoin US CEO Catherine Coley discusses the surge in Bitcoin value over the New Year’s holiday weekend and explains why cryptocurrency has excited some investors. Dorsey said the company is exploring this and other options, although he said the process is in the “very very early stages.”, “Most importantly we want to make sure that any new line of revenue is complementary to our advertising business. Signal's popularity shot up further on Thursday after it was endorsed by Elon Musk, who has one of the most-followed accounts on Twitter, and by the micro-blogging site's top boss Jack Dorsey. Dec 9th 2020. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said earlier this week that “more than half” of care home residents across the country have already got the jab.Â, The first care home vaccines were given in Scotland on 14 December, after the government worked out a solution for transporting the Pfizer jab, the first one approved in the UK, to care homes.Â, But for care homes in England the logistical hurdles were only overcome the weekend before Christmas, on 19 December, when GPs were told they would be sent smaller vaccine batches that could be taken to large care homes. It is thought that protection begins around seven to 10 days after the first dose. LONDON -- The global pandemic and U.S. protests are forcing a pullback by advertisers on Twitter, but it's also led to an unprecedented surge of users. Gov. Adam Briggs, senior fellow attThe Health Foundation, tweeted on Thursday: "The rise in reported care home incidents is really concerning. “We feel terrible about the security incident that negatively affected the people we serve and their trust in us.". Tail risks A surge in inflation looks unlikely. Charlie Baker says the second surge is here, as there has been a significant uptick in coronavirus cases in Massachusetts. SUGGEST A TWITTER CHAT. Encrypted messaging app Signal faced big delays in verifying the phone numbers of new accounts on Thursday because of a sudden surge in people trying to … Revenue fell by about a fifth to $683 million, far short of the $702 million Wall Street had expected, according to a survey of analysts by FactSet. The stock’s growth momentum is expected to continue in the upcoming months, given its short-and-long-term bullishness, impressive financials and underlying industry strength. Dr. Edward Michelson (Chairman, Dept. How much of a surge? Twitter says an elected Dutch official was among 36 account holders whose direct message inboxes were accessed by hackers in a recent cyberattack. Twitter executives deflected questions on another challenge: a social media ad boycott running for at least the month of July, and therefore not counted in the second quarter. Reply on Twitter 1346719300636336128 Retweet on Twitter 1346719300636336128 Like on Twitter 1346719300636336128 Twitter 1346719300636336128. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. Daily chart A surge of imports is causing havoc in the world’s ports. Twitter could surge 20% to head back to multiyear highs, technician bets Published Tue, Apr 30 2019 4:46 PM EDT Updated Tue, Apr 30 2019 4:56 PM EDT Keris Lahiff @kerisalison You can imagine work around helping people manage payrolls as well that we believe is complementary.”. But the company took a huge tax hit to earnings, posting a net loss of $1.2 billion, or $1.56 per share, in the April-June period, compared with profit of $1.1 billion, or $1.43 per share, a year earlier.