Covid bulletin #66 Mandatory jabs for NHS staff

Nov 11, 2021 | Sector & policy

This is the 66th of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy relating to Covid-19. This bulletin covers the period 29th November – 11th November 2021.

You can access all of the Covid-19 bulletins on ISE insights.


Latest COVID-19 data and news

Source: Government Covid-19 dashboard.
Please note – November figures in the top graph only currently include data until 05/11/21 for hospital admissions and 09/11/21 for cases and deaths, hence the large decrease shown between October and November. In addition, the average daily hospital admission rate for the most recent week in the second graph is based on data from 01/11/21 – 05/11/21.

The UK has now had almost 9.4m identified Covid-19 cases and 165,534 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate) in total. A decrease in average daily cases has been seen in the last two weeks, however hospitalisations remain relatively high and death rates seem to be rising – likely a knock-on effect of the peak in cases in mid-late October.

Source: Government Covid-19 dashboard.

79.8% of the 12+ UK population are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with another 7.7% having had one dose. 12.5% remain unvaccinated. 10.6m ‘booster’ third doses have also been given.






Labour market

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  • Younger workers who lost their job in the first lockdown were four times more likely to have found a new job in a different industry than the over-50s – Paul Johnson now believes that the pandemic has not widened inequalities in employment and earnings as expected.


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