Parties in which young people try to catch Covid-19

Parties in which young people try to catch Covid-19 to gain immunity could become the norm if the virus is not eradicated, a Cambridge professor has suggested, prompting others to caution that the long-term effects of infection are not yet known.

Paul Lehner, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Cambridge, told a briefing held by the Science Media Centre that the virus could be here to stay and that there might be “Covid parties” for the young to expose them to coronavirus while their risk was low.

The 2016 deposition relates to a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit Virginia Giuffre brought against Maxwell, in which she alleged that Epstein, with help from Ms Maxwell, kept her as a “sex slave”.

The 418-page deposition is being used by US state prosecutors in their case against Ms Maxwell, 58, who they allege helped Epstein, her former boyfriend and business associate, recruit and groom underage girls for illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s.

Mark Breitbard, global head of Gap brand, said yesterday: “One of the options being explored is the possible closure of our company-operated Gap stores in the United Kingdom, France, Ireland and Italy at the end of the second quarter in 2021.”

Across Europe the firm has 129 company-owned stores.

Mr Barr is facing internal criticism after the review he commissioned into how the outgoing Obama administration investigated ties between Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia ended with a whimper, and no discovery of wrongdoing by his predecessor.

Yesterday Mr Trump’s allegations against Hunter Biden, 50, were given a fresh wind when Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner, claimed that a reference to 10 per cent equity in a potential deal with a Chinese energy company being “held by H for the big guy” referred to Joe Biden.

Delphine told cops at the time that Caspar, who turned up at the police station claiming someone was trying to kill him, had not been taking medication for mental health problems thought to include schizophrenia and a bipolar disorder.

Despite the obvious risks he posed, he was released on bail after a court appearance while he awaited trial.