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theguardian - 1 month ago

Calls for key workers to be vaccination priority after ONS Covid figures

Some of highest death rates among restaurant and catering management and taxi drivingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTrade unions are calling for priority vaccination for key workers after official figures showed that Covid-19 death rates among people in jobs such as machine operation, taxi driving and restaurant management were up to three times higher than the national average.Data from the Office for National Statistics showed people in some of the lowest-paid, manual jobs were significantly more likely to die from coronavirus than those in higher-paid, white-collar jobs as the death toll in the working-age population in England and Wales approached 8,000. Continue reading...


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