Covid-19

How Covid death demographics have changed
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How Covid death demographics have changed

Under-65s now account for a higher proportion of deaths involving coronavirus than in January
25 Aug 2021
Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’
Shot of London during the height of the Covid pandemic
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Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’

Researchers predict that younger generation will face another disease outbreak on similar scale to Covid-19
24 Aug 2021
Booster jabs, flu, and Covid: what will happen this winter?
Vaccination
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Booster jabs, flu, and Covid: what will happen this winter?

At-risk Britons could receive third shot within weeks
24 Aug 2021
Why vaccine-makers fear flu jabs may fail this winter
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Why vaccine-makers fear flu jabs may fail this winter

Experts say lack of data on dominant strains of influenza could lead to fatal vaccine mismatch
23 Aug 2021
Nando’s to microchips: why shortages are hard to predict
Nando's restaurant
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Nando’s to microchips: why shortages are hard to predict

Fast-food chain’s recent problems highlight weaknesses in how businesses forecast supply and demand
23 Aug 2021
Brexit and Covid threaten Christmas turkeys
Turkeys
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Brexit and Covid threaten Christmas turkeys

Supply is predicted to drop by 20% this festive season owing to staff shortages
20 Aug 2021
Will more universities ban unjabbed students?
Masked students at Oxford University
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Will more universities ban unjabbed students?

A UK university has banned students from living on campus if they cannot prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19
20 Aug 2021
New study: how effective are the Covid jabs?
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New study: how effective are the Covid jabs?

Largest study of its kind suggests vaccinated people carry same levels of virus as the unvaccinated
19 Aug 2021
Is New Zealand’s zero Covid strategy an expensive fantasy?
Jacinda Ardern
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Is New Zealand’s zero Covid strategy an expensive fantasy?

Jacinda Ardern puts islands into lockdown as other countries abandon zero-Covid approach
18 Aug 2021
Thousands ‘told to isolate in pinging error’
Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson
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Thousands ‘told to isolate in pinging error’

Source says Matt Hancock was privately told of the issue shortly before he resigned as health secretary
17 Aug 2021
The new Covid self-isolation rules explained
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The new Covid self-isolation rules explained

Double-jabbed and under-18s no longer need to isolate if they are close contacts of Covid case
16 Aug 2021
Has Delta variant undone US gains in Covid battle?
Commuters wearing face masks in New York
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Has Delta variant undone US gains in Covid battle?

Government data shows rise in infections in almost every state
13 Aug 2021
Pros and cons of vaccinating teenagers: the dilemma facing parents
Teenager getting vaccinated
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Pros and cons of vaccinating teenagers: the dilemma facing parents

A recent survey found almost half were either unsure about letting their children be jabbed or firmly against
13 Aug 2021
Record 5.45m people on NHS waiting lists
Surgery at an NHS hospital
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Record 5.45m people on NHS waiting lists

Health chief warns that crisis is nearing ‘boiling point’ as backlog grows
13 Aug 2021
Covid testing: the ‘great new game of holiday roulette’
A sign pointing to a test centre at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, pictured on 28 July 2021
In Brief

Covid testing: the ‘great new game of holiday roulette’

On one day last week, the price of a private PCR test ranged from £23.99 to £575
13 Aug 2021
School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds
Children sit at socially distanced desks at Harris Academy, London
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School Covid rates during third wave far lower than last year, study finds

Only 0.42% of secondary students tested positive in June
12 Aug 2021
Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval
A nurse inoculates volunteer Ilya Dubrovin, 36, with Russia's new coronavirus vaccine in a post-registration trials at a clinic in Moscow on September 10, 2020.
In Depth

Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval

Russians shunning jabs despite rapid spread of Delta variant
12 Aug 2021
Zimbabwe morgues overwhelmed as Covid hits rural areas
A nurse gives a Covid vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe morgues overwhelmed as Covid hits rural areas

African nation struggling to vaccinate population as infections spike in rural areas
11 Aug 2021
Inside scientists’ battle against long Covid
A Covid patient receiving treatment
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Inside scientists’ battle against long Covid

Latest ONS figures suggest almost a million people in UK are living with the debilitating condition
10 Aug 2021
‘Olympic athletes made this monumental gamble worthwhile’
Fireworks erupt over Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium as the Games come to a close
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‘Olympic athletes made this monumental gamble worthwhile’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Aug 2021
The pros and cons of Covid booster vaccinations
World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The pros and cons of Covid booster vaccinations

WHO calling for halt to top-up jab programmes in order to tackle shortfall in low-income countries
9 Aug 2021
‘Climate deniers are on the back foot but there is still no clear message’
Protesters hold 'Missing in Action' style placards of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak with the phrase 'The climate needs you!'
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‘Climate deniers are on the back foot but there is still no clear message’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Aug 2021
Will a new insurance scheme save live events?
The crowd at Glastonbury Festival
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Will a new insurance scheme save live events?

Music festivals and other live events will be protected by a government-backed insurance scheme if future Covid lockdowns prevent them from going ahea…
6 Aug 2021
Holidays saved – but do Covid rules price out all but the richest travellers?
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Holidays saved – but do Covid rules price out all but the richest travellers?

Price of quarantine hotels rising from £1,750 to £2,285 for solo travellers
5 Aug 2021
‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’
Protests in Paris
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‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Aug 2021
‘Christmas 2021 should be a much jollier affair than the last miserable one’
Cardiff high street at Christmas
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‘Christmas 2021 should be a much jollier affair than the last miserable one’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Aug 2021
What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’
Covid warning in Australia
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What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’

Critics claim approach aimed at saving lives has led to ‘cul-de-sac of perpetual lockdowns’
3 Aug 2021
Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation
A queue at passport control in Heathrow Terminal Five
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Heathrow chaos: one in four border officials in isolation

Government losing track of coronavirus cases entering the UK, Border Force union warns
3 Aug 2021
‘Blaming young people for vaccine hesitancy is a classic conjuror’s misdirection’
A pop-up vaccination centre at a circus in Halifax
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‘Blaming young people for vaccine hesitancy is a classic conjuror’s misdirection’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Aug 2021
Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?
Holidaymakers on a beach in Spain
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Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?

The resurgence of the South African variant in two popular holiday destinations will be a concern for the UK government
2 Aug 2021
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
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Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data

Ministers could have made ‘very different decisions’ with accurate figures, says scientist
30 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July
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Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Jul 2021
The strangest places offering vaccinations
Members of the public ride Thorpe Park’s ‘Detonator: Bombs Away’ ride
Stranger than fiction

The strangest places offering vaccinations

Jabs offered at theme park as part of push to encourage more young people to get inoculated
30 Jul 2021
Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?
Woman holds pregnancy bump
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Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?

Healthcare professionals stress importance of antenatal vaccination
30 Jul 2021
Peru’s pencil-carrying new president facing ‘major challenges’
Pedro Castillo during a campaign rally in Lima
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Peru’s pencil-carrying new president facing ‘major challenges’

The former school teacher is promising new constitution for pandemic-ravaged country
30 Jul 2021
The UK’s coronavirus timeline
Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street
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The UK’s coronavirus timeline

Worst of the pandemic could be over by September, says leading epidemiologist
30 Jul 2021
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