Covid-19

‘PM calls in military’
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Today’s newspapers

‘PM calls in military’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
17 Jan 2022
What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?
An anti-vaccine and anti-Plan B restrictions rally
In Depth

What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?

There is growing frustration with the minority of people who have yet to receive their Covid-19 jabs
14 Jan 2022
Beijing’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy: a dangerous dead end?
Medical workers administering Covid tests in China
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Beijing’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy: a dangerous dead end?

The situation is potentially disastrous – particularly with the lunar New Year celebrations next month
13 Jan 2022
Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?
A woman wearing a face mask waits for the tube in London
Today’s big question

Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?

Virus becoming endemic in population with high immunity, expert says
12 Jan 2022
What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Ikea social distancing sign
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What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

Ikea joins growing list of firms axing sick pay entitlement for employees who haven’t had Covid jabs
12 Jan 2022
‘We have finally embraced the future Princess of Wales after 25 years mourning the previous one’
The Duchess of Cambridge
Instant Opinion

‘We have finally embraced the future Princess of Wales after 25 years mourning the previous one’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
11 Jan 2022
How the common cold may help protect against Covid-19
Woman sneezing
Fact file

How the common cold may help protect against Covid-19

New research suggests ‘memory bank’ of T-cells triggered by colds boosts Covid defences
11 Jan 2022

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How Covid-19 set back the battle against child labour
Child holds out blistered and red hands
In Depth

How Covid-19 set back the battle against child labour

The number of child labourers increased by millions in 2021 
11 Jan 2022
Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?
A member of the public takes a Covid-19 test
Why we’re talking about . . .

Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?

Virion Device detects virus by using a saliva sample and can process 1,200 tests per day
10 Jan 2022
Isolation cut: how long are you contagious with Covid-19?
Negative lateral flow tests
Getting to grips with . . .

Isolation cut: how long are you contagious with Covid-19?

Calls for quarantine to be cut to five days with negative test
10 Jan 2022
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

Over a million people suffering with complaints lasting over four weeks, ONS says
7 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January
Ambulance staff unload a patient at St Thomas' Hospital, London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 Jan 2022
The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases
Ambulances outside Royal London Hospital
Getting to grips with . . .

The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases

Health bosses have already been forced to cancel non-urgent operations in some hospitals
6 Jan 2022
Cloth vs. FFP2: which face masks protects best against Covid-19?
An FFP2 mask
Getting to grips with . . .

Cloth vs. FFP2: which face masks protects best against Covid-19?

Some experts want respirator masks like those mandated in Germany to become the standard in UK
6 Jan 2022
IHU: what the experts know about the B.1.640.2 variant found in France
A health worker at a Covid-19 testing site in Marseille
Fact file

IHU: what the experts know about the B.1.640.2 variant found in France

While Omicron fuelled fear, the IHU strain has been met with a ‘shrug of the shoulders’
6 Jan 2022
Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
In Focus

Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19

PM announces the scrapping of pre-departure tests
6 Jan 2022
India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’
Beds being fitted in a temporary Covid-19 care centre in Mumbai, India
In Depth

India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’

Curfews announced in Delhi and Mumbai as Covid-19 cases surge across the country
6 Jan 2022
The latest Covid testing rules explained
PCR testing
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The latest Covid testing rules explained

Asymptomatic people will no longer need to confirm a positive lateral flow test with a PCR
5 Jan 2022
Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?
Bank of England
Expert’s view

Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?

Inflation, politics and global trade are among the big unknowns this year
5 Jan 2022
Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in Buckinghamshire
Behind the scenes

Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?

Healthcare trusts declare ‘critical incident’ as Boris Johnson warns of pressure on medical services
4 Jan 2022
Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?
Crowds on the Mall for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
In Depth

Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?

The new year brings a controversial World Cup in Qatar, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and more hybrid working
3 Jan 2022
The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz
The Old Royal Naval College in London
Quizzes and puzzles

The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz

Kick off 2022 by testing your memory and attention to detail
1 Jan 2022
The most striking news photographs of 2021
Jake Angeli storming the Capitol
In pictures

The most striking news photographs of 2021

From the Capitol attack to heartbreaking scenes at Kabul airport
27 Dec 2021
The biggest political debates of 2021
A police officer during an anti-vaccination protest in Trafalgar Square, London
In Depth

The biggest political debates of 2021

Covid restrictions, cancel culture and police powers split Westminster and beyond
23 Dec 2021
Are the latest Omicron findings enough to avert further restrictions?
Boris Johnson at a vaccination centre
Today’s big question

Are the latest Omicron findings enough to avert further restrictions?

Studies suggesting Omicron is milder than Delta ‘undeniably good news, but we’re not out of the danger zone’
23 Dec 2021
‘Milder variant’: the reasons for Omicron hope
People queue for a booster vaccine outside St Thomas' Hospital, London
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‘Milder variant’: the reasons for Omicron hope

Insiders say government experts believe the Covid-19 variant causes less severe illness than Delta
22 Dec 2021
Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality
Rishi Sunak with Boris Johnson outside in Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rishi Sunak’s ‘insulting’ £6,000 support for Covid-hit hospitality

Chancellor’s £1bn aid package ‘a dud cracker’, business leaders claim
22 Dec 2021
Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed
A lockdown warning sign in Tasmania, Australia
Stranger than fiction

Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed

Tim Gunn tested positive for Covid-19 after breaching quarantine
22 Dec 2021
‘Few things make the heart sink more at Christmas than worthy receivers’
Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street, London
Instant Opinion

‘Few things make the heart sink more at Christmas than worthy receivers’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
21 Dec 2021
Can you build up ‘super-immunity’ to Covid-19?
A Covid vaccine is administered
Getting to grips with . . .

Can you build up ‘super-immunity’ to Covid-19?

Researchers in Oregon studied antibodies of fully vaccinated people who had a breakthrough infection
21 Dec 2021
Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?

Incendiary revelations from inside Downing Street are chipping away at Boris Johnson’s authority
21 Dec 2021
Inside the Covid vaccine programme for animals
Tigers at a zoo in Nepal
In Depth

Inside the Covid vaccine programme for animals

The virus has been detected in species ranging from hippos to hyenas
21 Dec 2021
Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?
Healthcare workers wearing PPE in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Depth

Do falling Omicron cases in South Africa offer hope to other countries?

Hospitalisations down sharply after cases spiked following arrival of new Covid variant
21 Dec 2021
What is the Covid Recovery Group?
Steve Baker
Profile

What is the Covid Recovery Group?

Lockdown-sceptic MPs have called on ministers to ‘hold firm’ against imposing more Covid restrictions
21 Dec 2021
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