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British PM’s car hit by security vehicle
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British PM’s car hit by security vehicle

    Boris Johnson has escaped unhurt after a security vehicle collided with the back of the car he was travelling in as he left parliament after prime minister’s questions. Video of the incident on Wednesday showed the grey Jaguar carrying Johnson pull out of the main gates of parliament as part of a convoy, including police motorcycles. As they left, a man believed to be part of a protest by Kurdish activists ran towards the prime minister’s car. Even though the man was pulled back by a police officer on foot, the car stopped suddenly, and a black Range Rover that was next in the convoy failed to stop in time. No 10 confirmed Johnson had been in the damaged car. A spokesman said: Yes, that was the PM’s car. I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No r...
Coronavirus: Why are children less at risk?
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Coronavirus: Why are children less at risk?

    Age is a known risk factor for coronavirus complications. In the 10 weeks from 28 March to 5 June, six people aged 14 or under died with the infection in England and Wales. This is compared to 24,511 in those between 75 and 90 years old. Concerns have been raised that while the vast majority of youngsters recover from the coronavirus, they may still be capable to passing it to vulnerable adults, hence why officials stressed grandparents should not be called upon to provide childcare. This has been up for debate, however, with some research suggesting children are less likely to catch the coronavirus in the first place, let alone become seriously ill. Early research suggests the coronavirus is mild in four out of five cases, however, it can trigger a respiratory dis...