Time is running out to save our pubs and restaurants… Rishi must rescue them
TIME is fast running out to save the hospitality industry.
A major study today reveals surprising resilience from British businesses thanks to the Government bailouts. Hospitality firms are the exception.
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More than half have less than three months’ cash left. “Widespread insolvencies and redundancies” now loom.
Rishi Sunak must focus on our pubs, restaurants and hotels before his March Budget. Extending the VAT cut, job retention scheme and business rates relief will be vital. Grants will be a must. But some clarity would help too.
Schools have a date for reopening. What about pubs?
The timings are different, because kids are safer than adults. But modelling must show how low our risk will be by, say, April. And Covid-secure pubs were never major drivers of the virus.
Show them light at the end of the tunnel.
Drugs do work
IGNORE the doom-mongers. The vaccine results The Sun reveals today are simply fantastic news.
Just one Pfizer jab gives 64-65 per cent protection. Two boosts it to about 84.
The Oxford vaccine is expected to be similar and — despite self-interested smears from Brussels — across all age groups.
Remember, this is against MILD illness. The jabs’ success in preventing severe cases or even death will be higher still.
Indeed the PHE data already seems to show hospitalisations of OAPs plunging thanks to their jabs. That is wonderful news for them — and for Britain’s hopes of a rapid return to near-normality.
These jabs are FAR more effective than a flu shot, which hits 50 per cent protection at best and is often far lower.
And the results, Britain’s first since the clinical trials, utterly vindicate the Government delaying the second dose to inoculate as many people as possible.
With the continued falls in deaths and positive cases, things are looking up.
WELL, knock us down with a feather. The World Health Organisation can’t find ANY reason to blame China for Covid.
It gave Wuhan its once-over and — stone the crows — nothing!
A quick guided tour of the virus lab ruled that out as the source. The filthy “wet markets” have a clean bill of health. Was it from bats, then? No.
Was it spreading before the first cases China admitted to in December 2019? No.
How DID it happen? The feeble WHO predictably hasn’t a clue. Which is just how the Chinese regime wants it.
The communists, who enslave Muslims, crush democracy and routinely lie, hack and steal intellectual property, will never own the China virus that crippled the world.
The WHO, under Beijing officials’ sinister gaze, never were going to find anything.
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