Covid-19

Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
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Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
‘One last look of love’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘One last look of love’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
16 Apr 2021
What do we know about mixing vaccines?
Woman receives Covid-19 vaccination
Today’s big question

What do we know about mixing vaccines?

Major mix-and-match study expanded to include Moderna and Novavax
14 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early
Lockdown
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early

Positive data prompts calls for Covid restrictions to be eased sooner than planned
14 Apr 2021
Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country
State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
In Depth

Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country

Region declares ‘personal lockdown’ as patients in ICU hits new high
14 Apr 2021
Who will be next to get the coronavirus vaccine?
A doctor wearing sterile gloves prepares a vaccination injection.
In Brief

Who will be next to get the coronavirus vaccine?

NHS told to target high-risk demographics in next phase of jab rollout
14 Apr 2021
London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster
Woman has a PCR test
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London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster

Department of Health launches ‘largest surge testing operation to date’ in Wandsworth and Lambeth
13 Apr 2021

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How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing
Drinkers outside a pub in Windsor
Global lens

How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing

Drinkers brave icy weather to celebrate amid hope that vaccine success means ‘no going back’ to Covid restrictions
13 Apr 2021
How many people must be vaccinated to get back to normal?
Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
In Focus

How many people must be vaccinated to get back to normal?

Rollout of the Moderna vaccine begins in England
13 Apr 2021
What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe
In Depth

What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort

Senior official raises fear over effectiveness of vaccines in wide use across Asia and Africa
12 Apr 2021
Call for clarity over rules as pub gardens reopen in snow
Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images
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Call for clarity over rules as pub gardens reopen in snow

Confusing guidelines and plummeting temperatures threaten to keep customers away despite lockdown easing
12 Apr 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Covid holiday test costs

Cost of PCR tests will mean foreign travel is preserve of the wealthy, warn MPs
9 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April
A doctor draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
9 Apr 2021
‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’
A patient receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Instant Opinion

‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Apr 2021
One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’
Elderly Covid patient
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One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’

New research suggest coronavirus pandemic may result in wave of neurological and psychiatric disorders
7 Apr 2021
Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’

More criticism piled on government’s proposal for Covid status certificates
6 Apr 2021
Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs
A Vietnamese health worker draws up a Covid vaccine dose
In Brief

Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs

Easy-to-produce jab hailed as potential pandemic ‘game-changer’
6 Apr 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
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Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
Expert’s view

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules
Covid testing centre
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Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules

Survey suggests our intentions are good - but being scuppered by limited financial and social support
1 Apr 2021
Will there be an end date for the pandemic?
Brighton beach
Expert’s view

Will there be an end date for the pandemic?

Don’t set a date for your end-of-Covid party just yet
1 Apr 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
Fact file

The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s Covid-19 vaccines
31 Mar 2021
What would an international pandemic treaty look like?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What would an international pandemic treaty look like?

World leaders make joint plea for global cooperation to tackle next major health crisis
30 Mar 2021
Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse
A man repairs his car in Havana, Cuba
In Depth

Cuba poised to become coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

The communist nation aims to be ‘pharmacist’ to other US enemies after developing multiple Covid jabs
30 Mar 2021
What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
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What Covid vaccines cost - and the countries paying over the odds

Figures suggest that quicker vaccine rollouts are pay to play
30 Mar 2021
‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India
Holi celebrations in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam
In Depth

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India

Hopes of herd immunity extinguished as wave of new strain sweeps across the country
30 Mar 2021
‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Mar 2021
Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase
Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic
In Brief

Slovak PM resigns after split over Russian vaccine purchase

EU’s Covid jabs crisis claims first major political scalp
29 Mar 2021
‘Covid risk awareness can’t turn into crippling caution’
Boris Johnson at the first daily Covid press briefing
Instant Opinion

‘Covid risk awareness can’t turn into crippling caution’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Mar 2021
Long Covid: the symptoms and who is most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: the symptoms and who is most at risk

New study finds that seven in ten patients hospitalised with the condition still affected five months later
26 Mar 2021
What experts learned from tracking every Covid policy in the world
Open graves dug during the Covid pandemic in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Expert’s view

What experts learned from tracking every Covid policy in the world

Wealth no indication of success in the battle against coronavirus
26 Mar 2021
‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
Instant Opinion

‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Mar 2021
The pros and cons of the UK’s long lockdowns
West End
In Depth

The pros and cons of the UK’s long lockdowns

Boris Johnson is facing criticism from his own MPs, who say the lockdown is not being eased quickly enough amid the successful vaccine campaign
25 Mar 2021
US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data

Independent monitors says the pharma giant may have used ‘out-of-date information’
24 Mar 2021