Covid live: more than 70 million Americans still unvaccinated; brawls mar reopening of bars in Norway

States including Idaho and Kansas report throwing away thousands of expired doses; clashes in Norway as bars, restaurants and nightclubs reopen

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Here is a round-up of all the top Covid stories from the UK and around the world so far today:

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A decline in public services in the UK could be hidden behind a “Covid crisis smokescreen”, unions have warned.

It comes amid calls from union chiefs for rail and bus services to be renationalised to avert “disastrous” cuts to services and jobs and increases in fares.

People just will not travel on trains if fares go up, and coupled with the new ways of working, there is a real danger that the railways will be hollowed out.

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Source: The Guardian