Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent


Exclusive: Alarm over quality of Home Office age assessments as hundreds placed in adult hotels and only moved to children’s services when charities intervene

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As many refugees or asylum seekers have little or no Identity documents, as they may have lost them on route, had them stolen, were unable to bring them for some reason or they deliberately discarded then so that their identity, age and country of origin are unknown. It is, therefore very difficult for the authorities in the preferred country in which the persons wish to reside to correctly identify the correct information of the persons.

Some could be assumed younger that they say, older than say or actually believed, so the 2 former could cause many problems, children being classified as adults causing a problem for the children or adults classified as children causing problems for any children with whom they are placed. Let alone any problems they may come across on their treks over many lands. These are the risks that refugees and asylum seekers put themselves in, but there would more likely be risks if they stayed were they were.

So great care has to be taken by all concerned.

Many are undertaking these journey due to circumstances outside their control, so being incorrectly age assessed increases their problems, as does the length of the process and in many instances the quality of the accommodation they are placed in, especially having to share rooms and even more so beds.

The process needs to be conducted quicker, and there certainly needs to be more monitoring while the process is being conducted.

In reality it would be more beneficial if the need to seek asylum or be refugees were not necessary in the first place, but the reasons they do are also numerous, including famine, climate change, influence of wars and other conflicts, etc.

So great care needs to be undertaking by all concerned, so that successful outcomes are realised.

Source: Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent

Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian


Hawke says Djokovic ‘perceived by some as a talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment’

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Well, Novak is now on his way back to Serbia . He was just trying his luck in trying to gain entry to Australia, but his luck ran out, as he was not adhering to Australia’s COVID requirements.

He knew exactly what they were, but thought his arrogance and his assumed importance would get him threw, it worked the first time, but not the second.

If he had abided by the restrictions, he would, more than likely, have been allowed back next year, but not now as he is not allowed for 3 years.

Tennis Australia also needs to be investigated as they also tried to circumvent the restrictions.

Source: Novak Djokovic visa: Australian minister Alex Hawke says risk of ‘civil unrest’ behind cancellation | Novak Djokovic | The Guardian

Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online


Novak Djokovic has admitted attending an event with children while he was Covid positive – but says he didn’t know he was infected until shortly after the event.

 

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Well Boris Djokovic, sorry Novak Djokovic, so confused between Novak Djokovic and Boris Jognson as both appear guilty of lying re events during COVID and both deserve all of what should be coming to them.

With Boris he should now resign and Novak should, at least, be deported immediately as not only did he mislead on his Visa application to be allow entry to Australia, but also lied in Court proceedings.

Both need to go so that we can all see that being untruthful has consequences. So resign Boris and Australia needs to deport Novak without any more delay.

Both are disgraceful and disgusting persons who care more for themselves than others and need to be made an example of.

 

Source: Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online

End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Dr Clive Dix says we should treat the virus like flu

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To some extent I do agree with Dr Clive Dix, but to do this all factors need to be equal to those of flu.

With flu other countries are not barring people from going there or requiring flu vaccinations to be taken.

As to the administering of COVID and flu vaccinations all are not equal, as with COVID there is only the injection process while with flu there are both injections and nasal sprays. While for the flu the nasal sprays are usually only given to children as they do not have the injections offered to them. But, there is an exception for some adults and these are for adults with learning disabilities and/or Autism who are averse to needles. For these persons the children’s nasal sprays are available and while not as fully effected as the injections they do offer some protection, which is better than none. However, currently for COVID-19 there are no nasal sprays, although I believe some are in the process of being research as are tablets and patches.

There are some nasal sprays which are said to be effective to COVID, but on investigation there generally offer no more protection than for the common cold, which is a very, very mild form of COVID, no way as virulent as the COVID-19 and the various variants.

To help some persons with learning disabilities who are needle averse there is some needle aversion therapies, but these are generally only to combat the actual needle injection and not any other reactions. For with some people the needle aversion is from past experiences where they did have needle injections for say, operations and the resultant outcomes of the operations are what is really the cause of the needle aversion. So, it is very unlikely that the needle aversion therapies will be effective in these instances, so until nasal sprays, tablets or patches will be available, these persons with needle aversions will remain unvaccinated.

So, currently all is not equal and will never be until the researches are complete and nasal sprays, tablets and patches are made available.

In fact if they were available they would be easier to administer than injections, as they would not normally require a suitably qualified person to do the administering which needle injections require. This would be of great advantage in many developing counties for not only would they be easier to administer, could well be self-administering, thereby no need to purchase to vaccine, but there would be no additional costs for a qualified person for the administering and more than likely no temperature storing requirements or not as extensive.

So to make all equal, patches, tablets and nasal sprays have to be universally available for everyone and this should be well before mass jabbing is stopped.

Source: End mass jabs and live with Covid, says ex-head of vaccine taskforce | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Is The UK’s Travel Red List Really A ‘Black List’? | HuffPost UK Life


African countries face restrictions following the Omicron outbreak. Young British people are questioning what’s really going on.

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This is a point well made, but many will say, it is just making ‘waves’ when there are no waves to make, but everything mentioned is fact.

South Africa wasn’t the first country to have Omicron, The Netherlands were, but South Africa was the first country to report it, so why as The Netherlands not been put on the ‘Red List’ who is going to provide the answer, for if no answer is not forthcoming then, I feel this adds weight to the ‘African’ discrimination. and being a ‘Black’ List.

Source: Is The UK’s Travel Red List Really A ‘Black List’? | HuffPost UK Life

If further Covid restrictions are needed, the debate could get uglier this time | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian


From Austria to Latvia, the current wave of Covid is seeing a backlash against unvaccinated people, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

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This all rests with why people get vaccinated and to some extent why wearing face covering, previously this was down to people just safeguarding themselves, but with COVID there is now the question of safeguarding others.

As, by being vaccinated and with face coverings there is an element of not only reducing the catching of COVID, but, if you do, by being vaccinated and also wearing a face covering you will also be mitigating the risk of passing onto others.

Thereby, being looking to safeguard the community as well as oneself. We are not alone and the reason why excess vaccines should be sent to other nations to reduce the risk in those other countries and by doing so reducing the extent of mutations of COVID.

We all have Human Rights and by adhering to some others are affected, so consideration is of prime importance.

We all need to be considerate of others.
If further Covid restrictions are needed, the debate could get uglier this time | Gaby Hinsliff | The Guardian

Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK | Coronavirus | The Guardian


Masks made mandatory in shops and on buses and trains, while new arrivals must take PCR tests

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The wearing of masks in shops and on buses and trains was never officially withdrawn, but the mandatory aspect was. However, some transport operatives made their own rules, such as, Transport for London, where they stated it was a requirement to travel on their buses and the Tube, but was it ever legally enforceable. Perhaps it was not, but the public should have respected the wishes of the operators.

In other parts of the UK, except England, Scotland and others did retain the mandatory aspect. I feel it was a grave mistake from Boris Johnson, one of many, when the mandatory aspect was withdrawn. For those not wearing masks are not acting with respect to their fellow travellers.

In fact, in many aspects social distancing should also have been retained.

The coming of Omicron is a great worry, as should be the coninuance of COVID in England, but this appears to nhave been ignored by many in England, so please do not ignore Omicron, for if you do Lockdowns will have to be reimposed. In fact, the reimposition has never gone away and would always be brought in, but perhaps, too late, as other measurers have been.

At least, the mandatory reintroduction was not delayed and the travel restrictions also.

Yes, we have to learn to live with COVID, but not at the expense of lives lost. Lives are much more important than refusing to live with a few restrictions. So accept the restrictions and in doing so save lives.

The same is also relevant in having the COVID vaccinations and where eligible the COVID booster and any others which will come along.

 

Source: Government imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases found in UK | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Tory MP who said Marcus Rashford should stick to the day job… has second job


In a private message to colleagues following England’s defeat in the Euro 2020 final, Ms Elphicke said: ‘Would it be ungenerous to say Rashford should have spent more time perfecting his game and less time playing politics’

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Well someone has to play politics, which is more than can be said for some MPs, especially this particular MP, Natalie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover. She also has a second job, surprised she has the time to do this as well as her work as a MP.

Marcus is doing his best to right wrongs which this Government is causing, which should be what MPs should be doing but not, is it because of their second jobs or do they not care, or should I say both.

Marcus not only cares but is doing good work to try to effect change to make peoples lives better in the UK and not worse, which is what this Government is doing and being allowed to do by their MPs and to some extent by the Opposition MPs.

Marcus should be applauded and not castigated, he is supporting people with their Human Rights, not taking them away which this Government is doing by their actions and sometimes by their inactions.

Source: Tory MP who said Marcus Rashford should stick to the day job… has second job

COP26: World at one minute to midnight over climate change – Boris Johnson – BBC News


Well it appears Planespotters can take something from COP26, but can Climate Change supporters, for, currently, it is not looking good, especially with the presidents of China, Russia and Brazil not coming.

But we do have to hope it will be a success, especially for those countries already suffering climate problems and a number already experiencing loss of habitable land.

This is the last chance for all of us.

 

Source: COP26: World at one minute to midnight over climate change – Boris Johnson – BBC News

Ministers forced into climbdown in row over raw sewage being dumped into rivers – Mirror Online


Environment Secretary George Eustice said a new legal duty would be imposed on water companies to “progressively reduce” the amount of sewage pumped into waterways – as Tories sought to avoid a Lords defeat

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In a, so called, developed country how is it that any raw sewage is deliberately pumped into any waterways, let alone impose a duty to progressively reduce such.

This should no longer be ‘Victorian’ Britain for we should have progressed after so many years much further. I think much of this is down to the fact that much of the UK sewage system is still Victorian  and this is down to the total lack of investment over the years, which in the UK is not unknown, a case of out of sight, out of mind.

In the UK this is done all the time, railways, jet propulsion, in fact most thing which the UK was the inventor of, but investment is always way short.

You can’t count on the Government for they are only bothered with political motives, mainly to score points off each other, rather than the parties working for the common good of all in the UK.

If labour are for it then the Conservatives will not be and then if the Conservatives are for then labour is against. then there is the Liberal Democrats, or is there, for who knows what they stand for. The SNP are only there for Scotland or again are they, for are they only there for the SNP.

But this is not helping the sewage situation, but investment there is in a long queue, a very long queue.

 

Source: Ministers forced into climbdown in row over raw sewage being dumped into rivers – Mirror Online