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“Britain’s back in business,” says the Daily Mail, as quarantine restrictions end for fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU. A few weeks ago Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College was warning it was “almost inevitable” coronavirus cases would hit 100,000 a day. Now he says that by autumn “the bulk of the pandemic will be behind us”. European leaders who trashed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine have “blood on their hands”, says a UK official after a study of more than a million people found the AZ jab was no more likely to cause blood clots than the Pfizer one. Merkel, Macron and others, says the official, are “responsible for the deaths of thousands in developing countries who won’t take AZ because of their anti-vaxx scare stories”. Charlotte Dujardin became Britain’s most decorated female Olympian after taking bronze in the individual dressage on her horse Gio.