COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 30th July 2020

UK

Sheffield and Loughborough universities suggest that more than 21,000 people have died as a result of lockdown in the UK

https://bit.ly/2CTqIbi

ACN UK to host online discussion with the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Angaelos about the worsening persecution of Christians during the COVID19 pandemic

https://bit.ly/3hOv3ev

According to ONS, England had the highest level of excess deaths in Europe during coronavirus pandemic

http://dailym.ai/30cLv27

UK government’s vaccine task-force says Coronavirus restrictions will remain if large numbers refuse the COVID-19 vaccine

https://yhoo.it/33bbKIo

Parents’ campaign group Us For Them vow to seek a judicial review if schools make face masks mandatory for pupils

http://dailym.ai/2DneOq0

Archbishop of Canterbury launches initiative to support churches and communities around the world during COVID-19 crisis

https://bit.ly/3hQiL5d

USA

Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield reports suicides & overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students

https://bit.ly/3jS4dnv

California churches refuse to shut down in face of local official threatening to cut power

https://bit.ly/30cj4Bk

Finally, a meme that highlights the double standards being applied to churches