Coronavirus live news: Trump says Covid-19 will 'go away' because of 'herd mentality'

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7.51am BST

If you’re scratching your head having woken up to the news that Donald Trump has claimed Covid-19 will “go away” without a vaccine, here’s a recap.

During an interview on ABC News on Tuesday, the US president said this would happen because of “herd mentality”. It remains unclear if he meant heard immunity, having repeated the phrase several times.

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7.30am BST

The UK’s Boris Johnson is set to face a grilling over the “failure” of the country’s test and trace system from MPs at prime minister’s questions (PMQs) on Wednesday.

As the system struggles to cope with soaring demand, people in the worst-hit areas of the UK have been turning up at accident and emergency departments at hospitals to ask for a Covid-19 test.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: Trump says Covid-19 will 'go away' because of 'herd mentality' ———

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