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Sunak forecasts ‘age of optimism’

Rishi Sunak has claimed his Budget “begins the work of preparing for a new economy” after the Covid pandemic. The chancellor is expected to use his bu…
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Testing ‘a waste of money’

NHS Test and Trace has been an “eye-watering” waste of taxpayers’ money, a report has found. The £37bn funding - equal to almost a fifth of the entire…
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UN’s temperature alarm bell

A report from the UN has said the planet faces disastrous temperature rises of at least 2.7C if countries fail to strengthen their climate pledges. Th…
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Plan B ‘would cost £18bn’

The government has been warned that the “Plan B” for tackling Covid over the winter months would cause up to £18bn in damage to the UK economy and res…
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Oxford-AstraZeneca

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been the jewel in the crown of the UK jab rollout, with its most recent clinical trial results reporting an overall…
Pfizer-BioNTech
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Pfizer-BioNTech

Most vaccines rely on weakened or inactivated parts of the virus to provoke an immune response in their recipients, but the Pfizer version is syntheti…
Moderna
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Moderna

Moderna has become the third coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out in the UK. The majority of the available vaccines have been bought by the UK, EU, US…
Janssen-Johnson & Johnson
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Janssen-Johnson & Johnson

Like the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the Janssen drug uses a modified adenovirus, a harmless, engineered virus that is injected into the patient. The …
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