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Summary - A new market study, titled “Global Metal Credit Cards Market Insights, Forecast to 2025” has been featured on WiseGuy Reports.Metal credit cards are credit cards made from metal materials.The market is relatively concentrated for now and is seeing to be more concentrated.In market, revenue of Metal Credit Cards in North America will increase to be 1402 M USD in 2025 from 248 M USD in 2018, which is the biggest consumption area in current market pattern.The market can be segmented into: Hybrid Metal Card, Veneer Metal Card, Full Metal Card and Others.The objectives of this study are to define, segment, and project the size of the Metal Credit Cards market based on company, product type, end user and key regions.Also Read: https://www.openpr.com/news/2094042/covid-19-impact-on-global-metal-credit-cards-market-dynamicsThis report studies the global market size of Metal Credit Cards in key regions like North America, Europe, China and South America, focuses on the consumption of Metal Credit Cards in these regions.This research report categorizes the global Metal Credit Cards market by top players/brands, region, type and end user.This report also studies the global Metal Credit Cards market status, competition landscape, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, sales channels and distributors.The following manufacturers are covered in this report, with sales, revenue, market share for each company:ComposecureCPI Card GroupGemaltoX-CoreGGoldpacValid...Metal Credit Cards market size by TypeFull Metal CardHybrid Metal CardVeneer Metal CardOthersIn 2018, Hybrid Metal Card accounted for a major share of 64% in the global Metal Credit Cards market.And this product segment is poised to reach 1842 M USD by 2025 from 498 M USD in 2019.Metal Credit Cards market size by ApplicationsStandard CardsCustom CardsIn Metal Credit Cards market, Standard Cards segment holds an important share in terms of application, and it is expected to reach a volume of 26166 (K Units) by 2025, at a CAGR of 26.4% during 2018 and 2025.
Nearly half of the public in England do not “fully understand” the current coronavirus lockdown rules, a study suggests.Researchers found that around half of adults (51%) in the country said they understand the current Covid-19 restrictions. Only 13% of the respondents said they “fully understand” them.And the people making the rules don’t seem to know them either. Numerous government figures have been caught publicly slipping up on the rules, including Boris Johnson, who stumbled over his explanation of the ban on households mixing last month as new restrictions were imposed on the north-east.On Thursday minister for crime and policing Kit Malthouse denied the tier 3 lockdown restrictions were confusing... and then promptly mixed them up.Kit Malthouse: ‘It behoves all of us to inform ourselves what conditions we’re living under’#KayBurley: ‘Can gyms open in Manchester?’Kit Malthouse: ‘I don’t know’ pic.twitter.com/729ww4bHTE— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) October 22, 2020On the same day, the Treasury was forced to deny reports that chancellor Rishi Sunak had flouted lockdown rules by holding a meeting at a Waterloo pizza chain to discuss his latest business support package. Sunak was pictured in a branch of Franca Manca with communities secretary Robert Jenrick and members of the UK hospitality sector, in apparent contravention of tier 2 rules which forbid household mixing indoors. The Treasury said this was not the case because it was “not a functioning restaurant at the time.” A spokesperson for the prime minister later clarified: “There is an exemption for work meetings to take place in hospitality settings. Our intention when providing that exemption had been to provide the opportunity for freelancers or for the self-employed who didn’t have an office space to work in, to use hospitality if necessary.”The ongoing University College London (UCL) Covid-19 Social Study found the latest data was an improvement on the 45% who felt they understood the rules in England in July. Those responses came after lockdown restrictions were firstly significantly eased on July 4.But it was a significant drop from the initial lockdown period when 90% of respondents said they understood what was and was not permitted.Lead author Dr Daisy Fancourt, associate professor at UCL’s Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, said the findings were “especially worrying” at a time when case numbers were climbing.“Levels of understanding around what is and isn’t allowed under current lockdown restrictions have dropped markedly since nationwide ‘strict lockdown’ has ended,” she said.“This issue may well also be exacerbated by the newly introduced system of tiers in England and the differing policies of the devolved nations.“As well as this potentially leading to people breaking rules they don’t fully understand, confusing messages or unclear communication could result in people disengaging from trying to keep abreast of restrictions, which could well lead to lower compliance in the long term.“These developments are especially worrying at a time when the number of cases continues to climb. So it is vital that the government improves communication of lockdown restrictions and ensures they are as simple to understand and follow as possible.”The study of more than 70,000 people also found that understanding of the rules was lower in England than in both Wales and Scotland.It said that in Wales 15% “fully understand” and 62% understand “the majority” of the rules. In Scotland 15% “fully understand” and 66% understand “the majority”.The levels of control people feel around aspects of their lives have also improved in some areas since July, it added.Around three fifths of respondents (60%) felt in control of future plans compared with half in July. Meanwhile 70% now felt in control of their employment situation – up from 60% in July.Despite this the study found people were still feeling out of control of their mental health. Half of respondents (50%) reported they do not feel at all in control or only feel a little in control of their mental health.There was also a lack of improvement in people’s sense of financial control with two in five respondents (39%) not feeling properly in control financially, it added.The project was launched the week before lockdown started. It is the UK’s largest study into how adults are feeling about the lockdown, government advice and overall wellbeing and mental health, following more than 70,000 participants over the last 30 weeks.Related...
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” As the country struggles with this second wave of coronavirus, many will hope that Benjamin Disraeli’s words are being taken to heart by his self-proclaimed “One Nation” heir, Boris Johnson.Way back in July, the PM did indeed echo his predecessor as he set out his new “Recovery Strategy”. “I know we can beat this virus,” he declared. “Hoping for the best, but planning for the worst.”With his next breath, Johnson said: “I’ll now hand over to Dido…” Yes, as he tried to reassure the nation that things in the summer were under control after an awful spring, it was NHS Test and Trace chief Dido Harding who was standing next to him at that No.10 briefing.Today, almost exactly three months later, the PM’s tone had changed. Harding – these days dubbed “Dido Hiding” by some in Whitehall for her lack of public appearances – was notably absent at the Downing Street press conference. And even Johnson was forced to admit for the first time his frustration at her service’s latest performance failures.The system is continuing to fail on two key measures. First, it has never met Johnson’s target of 100% 24-hour turnaround of in-person tests. The latest figures show that just 15% of tests hit that metric in the week to October 14. Second, its contact tracing rate (taking into account all contacts identified) scored a new record low of 59.6%, way below the 80% that Sage said was needed to make the entire thing viable.Even on the contact tracing measure that is preferred by the department of health (“where communication details are available”), the figure was a new low of 75.1%. So no amount of spin could suggest the magic 80% figure was being achieved, as has all too often occurred in recent months when the stats were bad.Johnson, who normally bursts with pride at what he once called his “world beating” test-and-trace system, said: “I share people’s frustrations. We do need to see faster turnaround times. We need to improve it.” Chief scientist Patrick Vallance said the turnaround delays and contact tracing rate “could be diminishing the effectiveness” of the whole system. Vallance also suggested the virus was so widespread, test-and-trace’s impact would be limited anyway.Johnson was even reduced to saying test-and-trace was “helping a bit already to break the transmission” of the virus. Yes, it’s costing the taxpayer £12bn and its impact is to help “a bit”. Whatever happened to “gamechanger”? To be fair, “a bit” almost exactly the verdict Sage came up with in September. That bombshell data dump revealed the scientists felt that test-and-trace “is having a marginal impact”.So why is “NHS Test and Trace” (we use the quote marks these days because it is in fact “DHSC Test and Trace” and always has been) going backwards in recent weeks? Well, the good news is that its capacity has actually been growing, and is now around 345,000 tests a day. It’s perfectly possible that with a jump in lab space, staff and robotics at current labs, it can hit the 500,000 capacity by the end of the month. New rapid testing pilots also offer great hope.But the clue is in the name, test and trace. The system has sensibly recalibrated in recent weeks to cut its outsourced national call centre staff and instead boost numbers of public sector local contact tracers and (crucially) the clinicians who advise people over the phone. Yet so far, there has not been any prime ministerial “big target” for increasing tracing capacity, as there has been for testing.One irony is that it is the shift to hiring more local contact tracers that has made the performance worse, at least temporarily, according to insiders. Specialist training and access to the database takes time and there has been a hiatus of late, I’m told. If that’s true, the contact rate ought to improve after a blip.Local contact tracers are much better at finding and isolating contacts (a 98.4% success rate this week) than call centre staff (57.6%). But that is in part because those local teams have dealt with very localised outbreaks (called “complex” cases in the jargon), in hospitals or care homes where it’s easier to identify contacts. “Non-complex” cases’ contacts in the community or social settings are harder to reach.There were two stark numbers that underlined the problem today: 101,690 close contacts of people with Covid were not reached in the week to October 14; and 17,141 people who tested positive for Covid were not reached in the first place. Those are big, big numbers of people walking around the country potentially infecting others, and they are growing each week.Some people may be refusing to give their contact details, or ducking out of the system because they fear both the loss of income (statutory sick pay is still way too low) and the social isolation that comes from 14 days quarantine. Some may not want to admit they broke the social distancing rules either in their homes or elsewhere. You can have all the testing and even all the tracing but if people don’t self-isolate (and who is going to check on every home?) the system will fail.As hospitalisations and deaths rise, the hope must be that more people will be scared into doing the right thing to protect their friends and family. Insiders in test-and-trace do their best to give background insight, but the lack of a public, regular briefing on test-and-trace means there’s a vacuum when there should be reassurance. A full month after the NHS app was launched, DHSC has not published a single statistic on how many people it has helped self-isolate.Oxford University’s James Naismith said today that he had doubts whether the system could now ever be effective. The NHS Confederation said “without significant improvements, the situation will simply deteriorate”, while NHS Providers said the system was “falling short”. 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