Covid-19

Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans
A paramedic moves a stretcher at St Thomas' Hospital, London
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Covid study dents lockdown lifting plans

Researchers find level of infections are stable or rising slightly
21 Jan 2021
How the UK plans to end the lockdown
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10
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How the UK plans to end the lockdown

PM reportedly preparing ‘unlocking framework’ - but new vaccine study casts doubt on proposed timeline
20 Jan 2021
One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December
A Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
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One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December

New ONS data shows that majority of population are still at risk of infection
19 Jan 2021
How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’
A member of medical staff administers a Covid-19 vaccine.
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How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’

Jabs to be diverted to over-80s in areas struggling to keep up in national rollout
19 Jan 2021
Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the Covid-19 strain is believed to have originated
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Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response

Long-awaited report says Beijing and the UN health agency acted too slowly to stop the spread
19 Jan 2021
‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’
A pharmacist fills a syringe with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine.
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‘Ethnic minorities are more hesitant about taking the vaccine - I can understand why’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
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Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021

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‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’
Boris Johnson watching an NHS first responder getting her vaccination
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‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
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Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
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Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity
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Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity

Recovering from the virus provides some protection - but scientists warn against shunning social distancing
14 Jan 2021
‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’
NHS workers in PPE transport a patient
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‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jan 2021
Should the Premier League carry on playing?
Manchester City players celebrate their goal in the 1-0 win over Brighton on 13 January
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Should the Premier League carry on playing?

Concerns grow over player goal celebrations, fixture changes and effects of long-Covid
14 Jan 2021
Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre at Ashton Stadium, Bristol
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Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?

Government ministers voice doubts about plan to speed up mass immunisation programme
14 Jan 2021
What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain
Mass graves dug for Covid victims in Manaus
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What we know about the Brazilian Covid strain

Government imposes travel ban in response to mutation that may evade antibodies
14 Jan 2021
How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
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How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time

Experts involved in the inoculation race explain how the jab was developed
14 Jan 2021
‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
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‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
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How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
13 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
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GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021
UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2
Patient transport services move an elderly patient from hospital to a care home.
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UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2

Excess fatalities in the UK rose to levels not seen since wartime
13 Jan 2021
Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
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Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
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Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?
A paramedic wheels a patient into Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.
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Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?

Covid patients occupying 30,000 beds as government scrambles to stem rate of infections
11 Jan 2021
How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

The US-developed jab may get green-light for use in UK within weeks
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
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The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10 Downing Street.
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Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January

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8 Jan 2021
Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?
A passenger wearing a face mask on a subway train in Stockholm
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Is Sweden on the verge of a coronavirus U-turn?

Stockholm passes lockdown law as infection and death rates continue to outstrip those of Nordic neighbours
8 Jan 2021
Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient with the Pfizer Covid vaccine
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Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk

Experts fear that members of public will become lax about safety measures after getting long-awaited jabs
8 Jan 2021
Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from coronavirus
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Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?

Tocilizumab found to cut risk of death for most critically ill coronavirus patients by almost a quarter
8 Jan 2021
Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
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Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
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London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’

Capital could have a shortfall of more than 5,000 intensive care beds in a fortnight
7 Jan 2021
Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
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Merkel considers bringing Russian Covid-19 vaccine to EU

German chancellor and Vladimir Putin discuss joint production of jab as criticism of Berlin’s vaccinations rollout intensifies
7 Jan 2021
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