The Guardian view on Johnson’s Covid plan: winter is coming, again | Editorial

As winter approaches, the good news is that we are in better shape than many people feared given the scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions over the summer. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) warns that we are entering a period of uncertainty, but says that we are increasingly unlikely to reach January’s peak … Read more

Tuesday briefing: Go-ahead for Covid boosters as winter nears |

Top story: PM to signal opposition to further lockdownsHello, this is Warren Murray with your trusted first read of the day.Boris Johnson is to confirm the start of a booster jabs programme for the over-50s, while government scientists have approved vaccinations for older schoolchildren. In an address this afternoon, the prime minister is expected to … Read more

The winter Covid plan will be marked by delay, confusion and ignorance. Sound familiar? | Gabriel Scally

All the signs are that Boris Johnson will this week unveil a winter plan for Covid. Already, coronavirus deaths are running at around 1,000 a week, and the numbers of hospital admissions are growing slowly but steadily. Staff are exhausted and the outlook for the autumn and winter cannot be regarded as anything other than … Read more