Covid-19

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
23 Jul 2021
Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
In Depth

Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows

From Brexit to a global pandemic, Johnson’s premiership has been nothing if not turbulent
23 Jul 2021
Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?
Keir Starmer in PMQs
Today’s big question

Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?

Supermarkets warn of empty shelves as Keir Starmer follows Boris Johnson into isolation
22 Jul 2021
‘Ventilation is vitally important but No. 10 has consistently failed to communicate this’
Hand sanitiser in a restaurant
Instant Opinion

‘Ventilation is vitally important but No. 10 has consistently failed to communicate this’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Jul 2021
‘Vaccine passports will usher in a “papers please” mentality’
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Instant Opinion

‘Vaccine passports will usher in a “papers please” mentality’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Jul 2021
From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

The introduction of vaccine passports for clubbers is the latest U-turn from Johnson’s Covid-embattled government
20 Jul 2021
When will children get a coronavirus vaccine?
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The latest on . . .

When will children get a coronavirus vaccine?

Hundreds of thousands of under-18s to be offered jab
20 Jul 2021

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India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study
Funeral pyres burning in New Delhi, India
In Depth

India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study

New study findings fuel claims that government is deliberately under-reporting pandemic fatalities
20 Jul 2021
‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’
NHS Test and Trace app
Instant Opinion

‘The ‘party elite’ designed the rules - and alongside them the get-out clauses’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Jul 2021
Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?
Medical staff administer Covid vaccines in Bangkok, Thailand
In Depth

Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?

Malaysia to phase out Sinovac jab amid growing concern over its efficacy
19 Jul 2021
How reliable is the Test and Trace app?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How reliable is the Test and Trace app?

The ‘Great Unlocking’ is hit by surging numbers of people forced to self-isolate – including the PM
19 Jul 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
Expert’s view

Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk

Largest study of long-lasting illness finds 200 symptoms of chronic illness
16 Jul 2021
‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’
Matt Hancock
Instant Opinion

‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
Behind the scenes

Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’
Boris Johnson standing next to Nicola Sturgeon
Instant Opinion

‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jul 2021
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

Month-long wait for Indian-made jabs to be approved on the continent
15 Jul 2021
Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?
The queue for a Covid-19 vaccine
Today’s big question

Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?

Younger people are proving more reluctant to receive the jab after initial surge in demand
15 Jul 2021
Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre
Grave diggers bury a coffin in Semarang, Java
In Depth

Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre

Rapid spread of highly infectious Delta variant triggers hospital bed and oxygen shortages
15 Jul 2021
‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘A lesson for Johnson: if you pick fights, you can get hurt’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jul 2021
Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots
A police officer stands over a suspected looter in Soweto, Johannesburg
In Depth

Everything you need to know about the South Africa riots

Jacob Zuma’s ‘private spy’ prime suspect in investigation into deadly civil unrest
14 Jul 2021
What will change on 19 July - and what won’t
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

What will change on 19 July - and what won’t

Almost all social distancing rules are being scrapped but self-isolations stay
14 Jul 2021
The arguments for and against ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against ‘vaccine passports’

Government warns that it might still mandate Covid certification if necessary
13 Jul 2021
Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
Today’s big question

Are we heading for another Covid lockdown?

Prime minister’s pledge of ‘irreversible’ reopening now comes with a caveat
13 Jul 2021
Is time running out for Jair Bolsonaro?
Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Is time running out for Jair Bolsonaro?

‘Trump of the tropics’ facing public outrage over coronavirus chaos and corruption scandal
13 Jul 2021
‘The England team shows us Britain’s diversity is its strength’
Gareth Southgate consoles Bukayo Saka after England’s defeat
Instant Opinion

‘The England team shows us Britain’s diversity is its strength’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Jul 2021
What has sparked Cuba’s anti-government protests?
Protesters gather in Miami, Florida in solidarity with Cubans
In Depth

What has sparked Cuba’s anti-government protests?

High prices and food shortages trigger biggest demonstrations in decades
12 Jul 2021
‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

‘Jitters’ in Downing Street as Boris Johnson finalises 19 July plans

Change in rhetoric about Freedom Day from ministers as Covid cases soar
12 Jul 2021
‘I want my children to be properly bored’
A child with a tablet
Instant Opinion

‘I want my children to be properly bored’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Jul 2021
How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?
Boris Johnson at vaccine clinic
Getting to grips with . . .

How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?

Experts voice fears over England’s lockdown-lifting ‘experiment’
9 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson departs No. 10 Downing Street
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Quiz of The Week

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9 Jul 2021
Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Are we seeking herd immunity through infection?

Downing Street denies having such a goal - but others note that ‘it’s very much the virus’s’
8 Jul 2021
‘We are undertaking a mass experiment that could undo the gains made through vaccines’
Boris Johnson touching elbows with a member of the public at a hospital
Instant Opinion

‘We are undertaking a mass experiment that could undo the gains made through vaccines’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Jul 2021
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