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Convincing is better than imposing | The State

Sometimes you are very clear about what to do, however you cannot get others to see the advantages of your idea. You can impose your criteria, but it will not do any good, because for a company to function, the team’s adherence to the company’s objectives, the cohesion among its members and the motivation to continue in the race until reaching the proposed goals is needed.

Every leader can exercise power over his workers because he has a position of hierarchy, an authority that empowers him to give orders and demand what he wants. But restricting people’s freedom, manipulating, blackmailing, coercing them … only leads to negative results in the medium and long term.

It is possible that at first it is possible to impose one’s own will, but all influence on others will be lost, hostility will grow, distrust will be born and detachment towards the company will nest and, with it, low productivity and stagnation.

For all the members of the company to be convinced that they are an important part of a team and cooperate for the common good, it is necessary …

Explain the “what” and “why”. To persuade others without authoritarianism, it is necessary for people to understand not so much what is being proposed to them, but why it is necessary. When a Leader is able to talk about why it is necessary to address a change, a new project, a modification in procedures, workers perceive that it is not an imposition, but that they are the ones who want to do what is necessary and that they really want to make an effort to improve.

Show that people come first. It is necessary to speak not only of economy, but also of values ​​and feelings. The most important thing is to allow everyone to express their concerns, listen actively and seek solutions to maintain the environment of flexibility and well-being that should govern the company.

Work harder than anyone. Lead it involves carrying the weight of the load. This means that we cannot distribute tasks and that’s it, but we will have to be prepared to work hard. It is logical: if you have started a project, you should be the one who knows the most about it; so that you will have to inform, organize, lead, justify, present previous experiences, analyze … There is no reason to overwhelm with data and long meetings, but to convene the teams often both in groups and one-on-one, so they can communicate concerns and doubts, so that everyone participates and contributes ideas, new points of view and solutions.

Have good control of emotions. Nontax leadership often clashes with people, be they bosses or collaborators. Having good control of emotions means knowing how to manage common situations in companies, where risk is always present and continuity at stake. Emotional management is the key to convincing.

To be honest. No one becomes a true leader overnight. There are individuals who have great charisma, but good leadership is earned every day with honesty, respect for others, ethical integrity, humility … These are the requirements that really convince.

There are leaders who do not need to give orders. Generally, they are those who speak in the plural and who only use the singular to recognize their own mistakes. They know, as Victor Hugo used to say, that there is “nothing so stupid as winning. The true glory is in convincing ».

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Maripily Rivera photographed her imposing thong from the back and with the reflection of the mirror | The State

Maripily Rivera.

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The monumental dental floss of Maripily rivera It was visible to all when she herself, with the help of her cell phone, photographed her back from a mirror while training. The objective? Show off her rear guard that she was dressed in floss that could barely be seen. As expected, he left more than one with the drool hanging when he saw the explosive thong of the sensual model.

Despite the criticism he has received for supposedly always walking “Naked” and looking up “vulgar”, she keeps posting her most suggestive poses and lingerie without paying attention to it. Of course, his loyal fans thanked him and reaffirmed their admiration for him.

“You are a beautiful woman, my love Maripily, kisses and hugs”, “Your eyes shine! You are in love “,” I do not know but you are more and more beautiful “ and “Without a doubt I want to be that mini bikini”, were some of the intense compliments that the model received.

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Lele Pons turned her back and showed her imposing thong from a “dream” place | The State

If there is anyone who has done great in 2020 it is to Lele Pons. Not only has he added several musical successes but also filled his heart with love, since he began a romantic relationship with the Puerto Rican singer Guaynaa, With whom she has been traveling almost the entire month of December and with whom she has been seen to be super affectionate.

They were both in Puerto Rico, specifically in a heavenly place called The anvil, where they were submerged in a natural pool. Later, she came out of the water to reveal her firm and voluptuous rear, which was dressed in sensual electric blue dental floss.

“I have the best photographer”, wrote the influencer and businesswoman letting know that the one who took the photo was her boyfriend Guaynaa. There is no doubt that this pair is in full love idyll and their fans thank them.

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Marypili Rivera and her imposing dental floss swing on a giant swing in Tulum | The State

The sensual Puerto Rican and model Maripily rivera He has all taken a vacation while still working on his clothing brand. First was The Angels where you visited recently. Later, he was on his home island Puerto Rico and now you are in Tulum, Mexico immersed in a true paradise.

With a tiny swimsuit that turned into a thong at the back, she left her imposing rear in view and also her voluptuous ‘Pechonalidad’. Obviously, her perfect tan skin graced the landscape. But what really captivated about this waste of physique was that she did it riding on top of a giant swing. In a matter of minutes, her admirers were rampant in compliments to the also television presenter.

“Making love to you should be the best”, “With you next to me I don’t even look at the landscape”, “You are like a Goddess on your Olympus”, “God what a warm and beautiful body. I love you marry me” and “At your feet you can have me if you agree to be a woman”, were some of the daring comments left to Maripily on their social networks.

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Lis Vega showed off her imposing butt in the mirror and wearing white lace | The State

As usual, Lis Vega gives what to talk about among the celebrities of the Hispanic show. The actress, model and dancer constantly shares content on her official account of Instagram, where it has more than 1 million and a half followers. She does almost everything she can to show off the great body that is worn, from what she is wearing, through her workouts and reaching her incredible thongs.

This time it was no exception and the Cuban shared a very daring video in which she was seen wearing a white lace bodysuit that, although very romantic, left her prominent rear in sight. Very sure of herself she took her mobile phone and held it up to the mirror so that all her fans could enjoy her explosive attributes up close.

“LIVING IS VIBRATING … COMING SOON CALENDAR 2021, VIBRATING IN SILVER BY @theboyssilvershop #image #LAPOETADELOURBANO #VUELOLIBRE #, BUY ONLINE SOON #LINK”, were the words with which he accompanied Lis her sensual video in which she let it be known that next year her fans will receive a big surprise from her.

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NYC restaurateur blasts Cuomo and De Blasio for imposing 10pm curfew on bars and restaurants


A New York City restaurateur criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio for enforcing a 10pm curfew on bars and restaurants, arguing it’s mindboggling after thousand-people rallies for President-elect Joe Biden erupted across the city. 

Tyler Hollinger, owner of Festivál in Midtown East, had pointed words for New York’s politicians during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News on Friday.

‘De Blasio and Cuomo will not stop us – let’s be clear,’ Hollinger, who opened his restaurant amid the pandemic two months ago, told Carlson. 

‘They will not stop New Yorkers. They will not stop New York businesses because they are temporary individuals and businesses and the people that live in New York are permanent.’

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Tyler Hollinger (right), owner of Festivál in Midtown East, appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight to blast Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the new 10pm curfew

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, set a 10pm curfew for the state and limiting gathering at homes to about 10 people ahead of the holiday season

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, set a 10pm curfew for the state and limiting gathering at homes to about 10 people ahead of the holiday season

Hollinger:'This government just allowed thousand-person rallies to happen for Joe Biden all over the city, but you can’t have Thanksgiving for 10 people? Something is very, very wrong'. Pictured above, an empty NYC bar Friday

Hollinger:’This government just allowed thousand-person rallies to happen for Joe Biden all over the city, but you can’t have Thanksgiving for 10 people? Something is very, very wrong’. Pictured above, an empty NYC bar Friday

In New York City, officials recorded 6,218 new cases, 44 deaths and 358 hospitalizations were confirmed over a seven-day period. Pictured: a restaurant and bar in New York City is closed at 10pm after the curfew as implemented

In New York City, officials recorded 6,218 new cases, 44 deaths and 358 hospitalizations were confirmed over a seven-day period. Pictured: a restaurant and bar in New York City is closed at 10pm after the curfew as implemented 

Hollinger’s message came after Cuomo announced on Wednesday that all bars, restaurants and gyms must closed from 10pm to 5am each night because of rising coronavirus cases.

In New York City, officials on Friday recorded more than 1,800 new cases and at least nine deaths. Over a seven-day period, 6,218 new cases, 44 deaths and 358 hospitalizations were confirmed. 

There’s been an ‘increasing’ trend of infections, which has amassed to 284,000 cases and a death toll of 24,108.

But according to Hollinger, local officials seemed much less concerned about infections and social distancing after Joe Biden won the presidential election.

After TV news networks called the election in Biden’s favor on Saturday, the Big Apple saw a number of large crowds gathering in streets across all five boroughs. 

‘As opposed to allowing people to spread out and enjoy their meal, now people are going to be more on top of each other, which is insane,’ Hollinger told Carlson.

‘This government just allowed thousand-person rallies to happen for Joe Biden all over the city, but you can’t have Thanksgiving for 10 people?’

‘Something is very, very wrong.’ 

Festivál in Midtown East (seen above) is owned by Hollinger. He said: 'This government just allowed thousand-person rallies to happen for Joe Biden all over the city, but you can’t have Thanksgiving for 10 people?'

Festivál in Midtown East (seen above) is owned by Hollinger. He said: ‘This government just allowed thousand-person rallies to happen for Joe Biden all over the city, but you can’t have Thanksgiving for 10 people?’ 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that starting Friday, all restaurants, bars and gyms must close from 10pm to 5am to stope a potential second coronavirus wave

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that starting Friday, all restaurants, bars and gyms must close from 10pm to 5am to stope a potential second coronavirus wave 

Restaurants typically open late into the evening were packed up and shut down across New York City on Friday (pictured)

Restaurants typically open late into the evening were packed up and shut down across New York City on Friday (pictured)

Earlier this week, Cuomo announced tighter indoor gathering restrictions as the holiday season rapidly approaches.  Now, private at-home gatherings – including holidays jubilees – in New York cannot exceed 10 people.

Hollinger also argued that the imposed curfew would actually increase coronavirus spread as the state’s positivity rate hit just under 3 per cent.

‘What Cuomo doesn’t realize is that those individuals who wanted to dine late are just going to come an hour earlier on top of the people who are already there. So what you’ve created is a bad situation for more crowding.’

When asked if any city officials had reached out to Hollinger before enforcing the curfew, he told Carlson ‘the city has no interest in hearing what small businesses think.’

Hollinger claimed that his restaurant was visited by a revolving door of health officials who imposed fines, restrictions and legislator when ‘when we’re just out there keeping people safe.’

‘And this is the hypocrisy we’re living in right now,’ he added.    

Gyms were included in Gov. Cuomo's order this week and were forced to shut down at 10pm amid concerning infection spikes in New York City

Gyms were included in Gov. Cuomo’s order this week and were forced to shut down at 10pm amid concerning infection spikes in New York City 

A 'closed, open restaurants, no gathering after 10PM' sign is displayed of the door of Cafe Luxembourg on November 13, 2020 in New York City

A ‘closed, open restaurants, no gathering after 10PM’ sign is displayed of the door of Cafe Luxembourg on November 13, 2020 in New York City

Hollinger: '[Cuomo and de Blasio] will not stop New Yorkers. They will not stop New York businesses because they are temporary individuals and businesses and the people that live in New York are permanent'

Hollinger: ‘[Cuomo and de Blasio] will not stop New Yorkers. They will not stop New York businesses because they are temporary individuals and businesses and the people that live in New York are permanent’

 The controversial curfew went into effect Friday, and photos taken around New York City showed darkened eateries and closed off businesses. 

Sidewalks found outside of restaurants appeared desolate, makeshift dining areas placed on New York City streets and walkways were packed away.

Signs reading ‘Closing at 10pm Stock Up Now’ and ‘No Gatherings After 10pm’ were taped in diner windows. 

On Wednesday, Cuomo attempted to explain the new wave of restrictions during a press conference.

‘Losing money hurts but money can be replaced. Losing a loved one is forever.

‘If the lights are on and people are drinking, they get a summons,’ he said.

It’s the latest blow to the restaurant industry, which was only allowed to operate indoor dinning at 25 per cent capacity in October after inaction for several months.   

Pictured: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Pictured: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Both New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (left) and New York City Mayor (right) said they would enforce the curfew to stop a potential second wave after the Big Apple was inundated earlier this year

A makeshift outdoor dining space erected during the pandemic - when resturant owners were forced to find additional space - was shut down before 10pm on Friday

A makeshift outdoor dining space erected during the pandemic – when resturant owners were forced to find additional space – was shut down before 10pm on Friday

Melissa Fleischut: 'We understand the logic behind micro-cluster restrictions, but at this time we have concerns about blanket statewide restrictions like this'

Melissa Fleischut: ‘We understand the logic behind micro-cluster restrictions, but at this time we have concerns about blanket statewide restrictions like this’

Mayor Bill de Blasio reitered Cuomo’s warning on Wednesday, saying ‘This is our LAST chance to stop a second wave. We can do it, but we have to act NOW.’

Melissa Fleischut, president of the New York State Restaurant Association, said the restriction was ‘huge blow to the restaurant industry that is desperately trying to stay afloat’ during the pandemic. 

 ‘Our members have put in place procedures and protocols to mitigate the spread, and we’ll continue to do so to ensure the safety of our employees and patrons,’ she said. 

‘We understand the logic behind micro-cluster restrictions, but at this time we have concerns about blanket statewide restrictions like this.’

Cuomo also came in for criticism from former State Assembly member Dov Hikind, who mocked the governor for publishing a book in October called American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Hikind satirised the book by announcing his own spoof book launch of Lessons in ‘Leadership’ by King Covidius Cuomo, with the tagline: ‘How did the tyrant king manage to preside over the most covid deaths of any state in our nation?’.

The statewide COVID-19 rate increased to 2.9 percent which is the highest it has been for months and deaths are increasing in some parts of the state but not all

The COVID Zone Finder, which collects data on local outbreaks, noted that much of Staten Island, as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens, had spiked infections.

New York state has announced more than 556,000 cases and 33,425 deaths as of Friday.

The United States has recorded concerning upticks, with 100,000 being recorded last week and 160,000 on Thursday.  

The country has continued to edge towards 11 million cases and 250,000 deaths.  



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Number of Covid deaths in Britain could have been HALVED by imposing lockdown earlier, report claims


Britain’s coronavirus death toll could have been halved if ministers had imposed an earlier lockdown, a report has claimed. 

The UK went into full lockdown on March 23, when 36 people were dying of Covid-19 per day on average. 

Professor Andrew Harvey, a statistician at the University of Cambridge, used official data to estimate what could have happened had Boris Johnson ordered the drastic measures on March 19.

His calculations — which were published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research — claimed that ‘deaths could have been almost halved by an earlier lockdown’. 

Looking at the total death toll now, that means between 21,900 and 29,400 deaths could have been avoided, depending on which organisation’s death toll is used. 

Professor Harvey said deaths would have been slashed because new cases would have also been drastically reduced, and therefore fewer people would have gone to hospital or become severely-ill. 

During the brunt of the pandemic in March and April, an estimated 100,000 people were being infected every day because the virus was spreading uncontrollably. Only a fraction of these were picked up with testing. 

It’s not the first time scientists have come to this conclusion. In June, Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, claimed up to 25,000 British lives could have been saved if lockdown had started just a week sooner. At the time, the official death toll stood at around 40,000. 

Professor Ferguson, dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown’, was behind the grim modelling which predicted 500,000 people could die if the coronavirus was left unchecked. It prompted the Prime Minister to impose a nationwide lockdown — but not until nine days after he had seen the predictions.

How deaths in the UK panned out: The graph from Our World in Data shows daily new deaths as a seven-day moving average. There was a drastic rise in March, and a slow decline over the summer

Professor Andrew Harvey's report uses 'time series modelling', which can be used to track the progress of an epidemic respectively

Professor Andrew Harvey’s report uses ‘time series modelling’, which can be used to track the progress of an epidemic respectively

Professor Harvey said deaths would have been slashed because new cases would have also been drastically reduced, and therefore fewer people would have gone to hospital. Pictured: The red line represents the growth rate in the UK over March and April, showing it slowing. The blue solid line represents what it would have been had the lockdown been one week earlier

Professor Harvey said deaths would have been slashed because new cases would have also been drastically reduced, and therefore fewer people would have gone to hospital. Pictured: The red line represents the growth rate in the UK over March and April, showing it slowing. The blue solid line represents what it would have been had the lockdown been one week earlier

Professor Harvey’s report used ‘time series modelling’, which can be used to track the progress of an epidemic retrospectively.  

He looked at countries similar to the UK in terms of economy, population size and medical care, for example Italy, and worked out their growth rates – how quickly the infection spread – and how this changed once a lockdown was implemented. 

He then applied this to the UK to project how infections would have fallen had a lockdown been imposed earlier. The number of cases has a direct impact on how many deaths there are, enabling him to calculate a rough estimate for mortality, too.  

His calculations revealed: ‘If a constant proportion of those admitted die, the implication is that deaths could have been almost halved by an earlier lockdown.’

He did not clarify if this would apply to the final death toll now, or at a specific point earlier in the pandemic.

But he said his conclusion is ‘not too different’ from the one made by Professor Ferguson, who based his claim on the overall death toll. 

Today, the Government’s death toll stands at 43,726, suggesting 21,863 lives could have been saved if the UK had shutdown on March 19.

Statistical bodies over the UK say the true death toll could be 58,782, based on death certificates of all confirmed and suspected coronavirus fatalities. Using this count, it would mean 29,391 deaths could have been avoided.

Professor Harvey wrote in his paper: ‘This conclusion is not too different from ones obtained by other methods.’

On June 10, Professor Ferguson made the same stark admission at a virtual House of Commons Science and Technology Committee briefing.

The former SAGE scientist, who was forced to stand down from the group after flouting lockdown, said: ‘The epidemic was doubling every three to four days before lockdown interventions were introduced. 

‘So had we introduced lockdown measures a week earlier, we would have then reduced the final death toll by at least a half,’ Ferguson said.

‘So whilst I think the measures … were warranted … certainly had we introduced them earlier, we would have seen many fewer deaths.’ 

Mr Johnson imposed the lockdown on March 23 on the back of the Imperial College London scientist's grim modelling, which predicted 500,000 people could die if the virus was left unchecked. But Ferguson, dubbed 'Professor Lockdown' conceded this afternoon that, in hindsight, tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if the lockdown had come a week earlier

Mr Johnson imposed the lockdown on March 23 on the back of the Imperial College London scientist’s grim modelling, which predicted 500,000 people could die if the virus was left unchecked. But Ferguson, dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown’ conceded this afternoon that, in hindsight, tens of thousands of lives could have been saved if the lockdown had come a week earlier

A TIMELINE OF THE UK’S COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

February 28: Virus started spreading uncontrollably in Britain, according to the World Health Organization. 

March 3: Government and NHS officially launched campaign urging people to wash their hands more often.

March 12: Anyone who developed a fever or a new cough, regardless of whether they got tested for COVID-19, was told to self-isolate for two weeks.  

March 16: Social distancing begins: 

  • Public were told to avoid contact with people outside of their homes, to work from home where possible, and to only take essential travel, such as to and from work or medical appointments. 
  • Pubs and restaurants are not forced to close but people are encouraged to avoid them.
  • Likewise, the Government refused to ban large gatherings and sports events but said police and ambulances would no longer be provided for them. 

March 20: Major businesses were ordered to close immediately, including gyms, leisure centres, pubs, cafes, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

March 23: Full lockdown introduced:

  • In a speech to the nation Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged everyone to stay at home unless necessary, only leaving to shop, to go to medical appointments or to exercise once per day. 
  • Gatherings of people were banned, regardless of size, and people prohibited from mixing with others outside of their household.
  • Everyone was told to work from home if possible. Many non-essential workers were forced to stop working if they couldn’t do it from home. 
  • Schools shut their doors except to the children of essential workers. 

March 24: All non-essential businesses, including clothing shops and hairdressers, were ordered to close. 

A day later, Sir David King said modelling expert Neil Ferguson had underestimated the casualties from the delay when he suggested the figures could have been halved.  

Sir David, who was the government’s chief scientist from 2000-2007, said on Good Morning Britain: ‘I believe that we could have emerged at this point with no more than 10,000 deaths by just going into lockdown a week earlier.’ 

At a Downing Street briefing after Professor Ferguson’s claims, Mr Johnson batted away questions over whether the government had made serious mistakes in the pandemic.

‘At the moment it is simply too early to judge ourselves,’ he said. ‘We simply don’t have the answers to all these questions.’ 

Another study in May predicted 30,000 lives would have been saved if the UK locked down a week before March 23.

The claim was made by mathematical sciences expert Dr John Dagpunar, from the University of Southampton.

He predicted how different scenarios could have affected the progress of the outbreak in Britain and suggested that starting the lockdown on March 16 could have limited the number of deaths to 11,200. 

Dr Dagpunar said in his paper: ‘Literally, each day’s delay in starting lockdown can result in thousands of extra deaths… it does pose the question as to why lockdown did not occur earlier?’ 

Britain was one of the last countries in Europe to put the rules in place even though neighbouring countries, including Italy, gave terrifying warnings of what to expect.

Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, France, Austria, Spain and Italy all went into lockdown days or weeks earlier than the UK.

Even though official data doesn’t show it was the case, the outbreak was growing exponentially in February and March, while the Government figured out what to do. 

Britons were told to work from home on March 16, schools were closed on March 18, followed by pubs and restaurants on March 20.

Statistical modelling was able to estimate how many lives could be saved with a lockdown, presented to the Government in the second week of March, ahead of a crunch Downing Street meeting on March 14.

At this point, ministers made some sort of decision that a lockdown was needed to curb the spread of the virus, but did not act on this for days, The Sunday Times reported in May. 

When the PM finally announced a lockdown on March 23, scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimated 100,000 people were being infected every day in England. 

How Imperial estimates infections had risen in the weeks before lockdown, during which time ministers were warned there could be 250,000 deaths

How Imperial estimates infections had risen in the weeks before lockdown, during which time ministers were warned there could be 250,000 deaths 

Only around one per cent of infections were being detected and reported, since the official daily case count on March 23 was below 1,000. 

The R rate would have been around 2.5, which means every infected person was passing the coronavirus onto more than two people, causing the outbreak to double every three days. 

Cambridge University academics believe the true figure of daily cases when the UK was forced into lockdown could have even been as high as 400,000. 

But Professor Ferguson’s Imperial College unit claimed coronavirus infections rocketed from 200,000 to 1.5m in the days the Government dithered about when to put Britain into lockdown.   

The findings suggested on March 2, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson held his first Cobra meeting on coronavirus, there were already 11,000 infections in the UK.  

Ministers were shown the modelling that predicted 250,000 Britons could die unless a lockdown was imposed imminently.

Infections were doubling every three days on March 14 – the date believed to be when the Government first agreed that lockdown measures would be necessary to curb the virus’s spread. 

But it took nine days for the PM to finally address the nation and tell them to stay at home on March 23 – by which point there were an estimated 1.5million cases of coronavirus in the UK. 

Despite scientists claiming an earlier lockdown could have significantly cut deaths, up to half a million lives were still able to be saved as a result of implementing one. 

Imperial College London researchers tracked outbreaks in 11 European countries to estimate how effective strict social distancing measures have been. 

Up to four per cent of people across the nations had caught the disease up to May 4 — the equivalent of between 12 and 15million cases.

And the experts noted how almost 130,000 deaths had occurred by the same date, giving a rough case-fatality ratio of between 0.87 and 1.08 per cent.

But the study calculated the toll may have been up to 24 times worse — in the region of 3.2million deaths — if nothing was done to control the outbreak.

The UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy each dodged up to 500,000 coronavirus deaths or more because of their draconian policies, the team estimated in June.



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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson backed down from imposing Tier 3 on Manchester amid policing fears


Boris Johnson backed down from plunging Manchester into Tier Three coronavirus restrictions amid fears police would not enforce the rules without Mayor Andy Burnham’s backing. 

Greater Manchester Police currently answers to the city’s Labour Mayor, while police and crime commissioners – a role filled in Manchester by Mr Burnham – have the power to set strategic priorities for their local constabularies.

This means that police enforcement of restrictions is contingent on the support of Mr Burnham, who is refusing to move the region into Tier Three without a full reinstatement of the furlough scheme.  

Meanwhile, official figures show that the infection rate is dropping in Greater Manchester and Newcastle despite anti-Covid measures, in a development that risks undermining the Government’s public health messaging.

Nearly 600 coronavirus cases were recorded in Manchester on September 30, which then fell to 377 recorded cases on October 9. On Thursday, there were just two cases in Manchester. In Newcastle, 277 cases were recorded on October 6, which similarly fell down to 170 infections on October 9 and just 10 cases on Thursday.  

Mr Burnham accused Mr Johnson of treating the North like a ‘sacrificial lamb’ and a ‘canary in the coalmine’ with experimental restrictions, claiming if London was in the same position there would be a national shutdown.  

It is thought that negotiations between the Government and Manchester’s leaders will continue over the weekend with no decision likely to be made before Monday.    

The Prime Minister yesterday sent a stark message as he demanded that leaders in Greater Manchester focussed on ‘saving lives’ and said that he would step in if the two sides could not agree. 

Mr Burnham said the ‘very least’ he would accept was a full reinstatement of the furlough scheme in the region paying 80 per cent of the wages of people unable to work, though this is being ruled out by the Treasury.  

It comes after the Prime Minister hailed an agreement with Lancashire to move the region into the toughest lockdown level, where it joins Liverpool as one of only two areas in the top bracket. 

In other coronavirus developments:   

  • A senior Government adviser warned that only a national circuit-breaker lockdown would suppress virus;
  • Sir John Bell was echoed by Jeremy Hunt, who also called for public war of words on local restrictions to end; 
  • Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said his brother has died after being admitted to intensive care with Covid;
  • Police fought to enforce coronavirus laws in London  as they faced defiance from protesters and drinkers; 
  • Mr Johnson said the UK is developing the capacity to manufacture millions of fast turnaround tests for coronavirus which could deliver results in just 15 minutes;
  • The National Education Union rowed in behind Sir Keir Starmer’s call for a national circuit-breaker; 
  • The Welsh Government will discuss a circuit-breaker lockdown and will announce decisions on Monday;
  • Some 15,650 coronavirus cases were recorded in the UK on Friday, alongside 136 deaths;  
  • A senior scientist predicted Britain could be carrying out a million coronavirus tests a day by Christmas;
  • The Prime Minister’s attention briefly switched from the pandemic to warn a No Deal Brexit was likely as both London and Brussels ramped up their tough talk. 

Greater Manchester Police currently answers to the city’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham while police and crime commissioners – a role filled in Manchester by Mr Burnham – have the power to set strategic priorities for their local constabularies. This means that police enforcement of restrictions is contingent on the support of Mr Burnham, who is refusing to move the region into Tier Three as he accuses Boris Johnson of treating the North like a ‘sacrificial lamb’

Nearly 600 coronavirus cases were recorded in Manchester on September 30, which then fell to 377 recorded cases on October 9. On Thursday, there were just two cases in Manchester

In Newcastle, 277 cases were recorded on October 6, which similarly fell down to 170 infections on October 9 and just 10 cases on Thursday

Nearly 600 coronavirus cases were recorded in Manchester (left) on September 30, which then fell to 377 recorded cases on October 9. On Thursday, there were just two cases in Manchester. In Newcastle (right), 277 cases were recorded on October 6, which similarly fell down to 170 infections on October 9 and just 10 cases on Thursday

Boris Johnson has backed down from imposing Tier 3 Covid restrictions in Manchester amid fears police would not enforce them without Andy Burnham's backing. Pictured: Revellers in Manchester on Friday

Boris Johnson has backed down from imposing Tier 3 Covid restrictions in Manchester amid fears police would not enforce them without Andy Burnham’s backing. Pictured: Revellers in Manchester on Friday

Revellers leaving bars and clubs at 10pm in Lancashire after new lockdown restrictions imposed

Revellers leaving bars and clubs at 10pm in Lancashire after new lockdown restrictions imposed

It comes after Mr Johnson hailed an agreement with Lancashire to move into the toughest lockdown level where it joins Liverpool as the only areas in the top bracket. Pictured: People leaving bars and clubs at 10pm in Lancashire after new lockdown restrictions imposed

The Prime Minister had previously said that he wanted ‘maximum local enforcement’, which could only be achieved with ‘maximum local buy-in’.

Home Secretary Priti Patel phoned Ian Hopkins, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, ‘to make sure they have all the support they need from national politicians but also, more importantly’ from ‘local politicians’.  

The Home Office source also told The Telegraph: ‘The police are not politicised. They have operational independence and it is the police’s job to enforce the law.’      

Social distancing safety messages against Covid-19 now greets visitors in Blackpool, Lancashire

Social distancing safety messages against Covid-19 now greets visitors in Blackpool, Lancashire

Mr Johnson said: ‘This is about saving lives. This is about us joining together locally and nationally to get the R down, to make these regional restrictions, this tiering system, work and to save lives.

‘Everybody in Greater Manchester and all the areas that are still finding it difficult should think about it.’

He added: ‘I’d much rather not impose things, I’d much rather that we were able to work out something together with local authorities, with the mayor in Manchester.’   

It comes as a senior Government adviser today warned that only a second national lockdown would achieve the suppression of coronavirus as he blasted other restrictions as ‘biting around the edges’.

Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at the University of Oxford, advocated a national circuit-breaker as he claimed the Government had lost control of an ‘eye-watering’ number of coronavirus cases.

He rubbished suggestions that testing would allow officials to keep the pandemic in check, and called the situation ‘grave’ as he appeared to blame a rise in cases on a national fatigue with the restrictions.  

The top Government adviser then recommended a total shutdown of society and economy in an echo of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s unprecedented call for a national circuit-breaker on Tuesday.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sir John said: ‘Things look pretty grave at the moment, and the numbers are going up pretty rapidly. I think the other phenomenon you’re seeing is people are pretty unhappy, they’re tired, this has been going on too long, they can’t go about their business, they can’t do the normal things that they would expect to do, hospital staff are exhausted from the last go.

‘I think we’re actually in real trouble, because as that happens compliance and the willingness to help fix this problem starts to dissipate. Having said that, I can see very little way of getting on top of this without some kind of a circuit-breaker because the numbers are actually pretty eye-watering in some bits of the country and I think it’s going to be very hard to get on top of this just biting around the edges.’ 

He added: ‘No one has ever turned back an epidemic or indeed a pandemic with testing. Testing alone has never solved the problem. It’s one of many tools in the toolbox that you sort of need to get it to work, but in the places that have been successful, like South Korea and to some extent China, their ability to pursue the results of testing aggressively has been extremely important in terms of managing it.

The R rate remains stable for the UK as a whole but it has dropped for the second week in a row in England, falling from a possible range of 1.3 to 1.6 on October 2 to 1.2 to 1.4 today. But SAGE warned today it is 'confident transmission is not slowing' and that cases will continue to grow exponentially for as long as R remains above one

The R rate remains stable for the UK as a whole but it has dropped for the second week in a row in England, falling from a possible range of 1.3 to 1.6 on October 2 to 1.2 to 1.4 today. But SAGE warned today it is ‘confident transmission is not slowing’ and that cases will continue to grow exponentially for as long as R remains above one

‘A majority of people who are infected are not even being identified. So we do have to have a system whereby more ownership is taken by individuals and institutions to make sure that children in schools, students in universities, and people working in businesses stay away from those businesses if they test positive.’

Sir John’s plea for a national clampdown, which would see tougher enforcement of social distancing rules, was then echoed by Jeremy Hunt, who today suggested that he would support a circuit-breaker. 

The former Health Secretary also called for an end to the public war of words over local restrictions, telling the Today programme: ‘I’ve always thought that it’s better to do things quickly and decisively than to wait until the virus has grown so I have a lot of sympathy with that.

‘But I think more important right now is we stop this public war of words between local leaders and national leaders because in a pandemic the most important thing is a consistent message because you really have to have compliance with the very, very important public health messages about social distancing.

‘And if local leaders and national leaders are saying different things, it’s incredibly damaging.

‘I really do urge Andy Burnham and other local leaders to have these arguments, and I’m sure they’re very fierce arguments and I’m sure there’s some justification for some of their concerns, but have those arguments in private not in public because that’s so damaging to the national fight against the virus.’

Test positivity data from Public Health England shows that the proportion of tests taken that have positive results has soared in September and early October, so that 7.1 per cent of all tests taken are now positive - one in every 14  swabs

Test positivity data from Public Health England shows that the proportion of tests taken that have positive results has soared in September and early October, so that 7.1 per cent of all tests taken are now positive – one in every 14  swabs



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