- PoliticsThe Guardian
'I’m facing a prison sentence': US Capitol rioters plead with Trump for pardons * Arrested supporters say they were ‘listening’ to the president * Kellyanne Conway: Americans ‘better off’ thanks to Trump
- HealthThe Telegraph
Almost a third of recovered Covid patients will end up back in hospital within five months and one in eight will die, alarming new figures have shown. Research by Leicester University and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found there is a devastating long-term toll on survivors of severe coronavirus, with many people developing heart problems, diabetes and chronic liver and kidney conditions. Out of 47,780 people who were discharged from hospital in the first wave, 29.4 per cent were readmitted to hospital within 140 days, and 12.3 per cent of the total died. The current cut-off point for recording Covid deaths is 28 days after a positive test, so it may mean thousands more people should be included in the coronavirus death statistics. Researchers have called for urgent monitoring of people who have been discharged from hospital.
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Giuliani associate told ex-CIA officer a Trump pardon would 'cost $2m’ – reportJohn Kiriakou, who was jailed in 2012 for identity leak, said his pursuit of a pardon came up in a meeting with Giuliani last year * US politics – live coverage
- PoliticsThe Independent
The latest updates from the White House and beyond on 17 January 2021
- NewsThe Telegraph
‘Ageism' among Government officials and scientists is to blame for Britain's high covid death toll, the Age UK boss has suggested. According to the latest available figures, there have been over 70,500 deaths among people aged 65 & over in the UK where coronavirus is mentioned on the death certificate, representing 90 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths. Furthermore, almost one-in-three (28 per cent) deaths in the UK where coronavirus (Covid-19) is mentioned on the death certificate occurred in a care home. It was revealed by The Telegraph that coronavirus hospital patients can be discharged into care homes without being tested under draft Government guidelines. Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, the leading charity representing older people, said that “the ageism revealed by the pandemic has been profoundly depressing”.
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Local law enforcement and National Guard troops surrounded the Michigan State Capitol on January 17, as a small number of armed protesters demonstrated outside.The FBI warned of potential armed demonstrations at state capitols across the country ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. However, dozens of militia organizations and other groups have warned members to stay away from protests at capitols.The Detroit Free Press reported that a small number of protesters identifying as Boogaloo Bois were protesting outside the Michigan State Capitol by early Sunday afternoon.This footage was filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful