Your Brent

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View the latest issue - Spring 2021




Injections vs Infections

In the March 2020 issue, COVID-19 received a small write-up in the news pages as we watched and waited to see what impact this new virus would have on our lives. A few weeks after that issue hit doorsteps, we were in our first full scale national lockdown.

As we go to press, the country is starting to look forward to emerging from our third national lockdown. As plans are set out to restart the country, there is hope (page 18). The race between the vaccines and the virus continues and I am cautiously optimistic that there are better times ahead. By testing and vaccinating, we should be able to learn to live a more normal life as the virus will not simply disappear.

More than 20 million people have been vaccinated against COVID so far in the UK with lifesaving antibodies now acting as a protective shield against the worst effects of the virus. I know that in Brent there is a thirst for knowledge about the vaccines. On page 20, we answer some of the most pressing questions attendees have asked in the series of webinars we organised with doctors and community leaders. More than 2,000 people dialled into those webinars and confidence is growing. I hope that these answers will help you to make the right decision for you and your family.

Most of us have had to change the way we work, live and play in the past year. On page 24, we find out how Brent Music Service has adapted to the challenges that COVID-19 has presented.

In Brent I’m proud to see so many mutual aid groups spring up to support those who need it. On page 22, you can read about the friendly phone calls many groups are running to help support those who are lonely.

I, like you, am keen to get back to a more normal way of life. We will get there, but only if we support each other and follow the rules. So please do protect yourself and your loved ones by doing the right thing and following the current guidelines.

Cllr Muhammed Butt

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