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Coronavirus live news: Denmark to give third jab to care home residents; UK watchdog rules out vaccine for children

Denmark has recorded a rise in cases in nursing homes; UK vaccines watchdog says not enough evidence to roll out Covid jabs to 12- to 15-year-olds; North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to fight Covid in ‘our style’

After much deliberation, the government’s independent vaccine advisers concluded that, on the strength of evidence so far, there was a marginal benefit to vaccinating healthy children aged 12 to 15 years old.

But that benefit was deemed so very marginal the advisers would not give the green light to mass vaccination of healthy children in the age group.

Related: Covid jabs for UK children: a very tight decision that could be overruled

Consumers have been warned of an autumn rise in living costs from sharp increases in household energy bills and food prices, as Covid and Brexit disruption ripple through the UK economy.

Sounding the alarm for a wide range of products and services going up in price, business leaders said the UK was facing a “perfect storm” of worker shortages and problems with global supply chains that would lead to a burst of inflation within months.

Related: Inflation set to surge this autumn as Brexit and Covid combine

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