Vaccinations

Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge
Two children stand as their relatives pray by an ambulance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Child deaths on the rise as Indonesia grapples with rapid Covid-19 surge

Hospitals struggle as senior paediatrician says cases rising rapidly among minors
27 Jul 2021
Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks
Anti-vaccination sign at protest
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Infection rise prompts European crackdown on vaccine refuseniks

Angela Merkel urges population to get vaccinated as Emmanuel Macron’s latest move sparks protests
23 Jul 2021
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23 Jul 2021
Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports
Conservative MP Steve Baker
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Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports

Growing number of backbenchers set to shun annual meeting if jab documents are condition of entry
23 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
One in five Americans believe vaccines have microchips
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One in five Americans believe vaccines have microchips

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Jul 2021
Are Chinese vaccines to blame for Asia’s rising Covid crisis?
Medical staff administer Covid vaccines in Bangkok, Thailand
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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

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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
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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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
How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?
Boris Johnson at vaccine clinic
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How great is the threat of a new vaccine-resistant Covid variant?

Experts voice fears over England’s lockdown-lifting ‘experiment’
9 Jul 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
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The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s coronavirus vaccines
2 Jul 2021
How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences
A drive-through testing centre in Perth
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How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences

More than ten million Australians put under lockdown as highly contagious new strain spreads
30 Jun 2021
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Boris Johnson meets the Queen in person for the first time in 15 months
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
25 Jun 2021
‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’
Patients queue for a vaccination in Noida, India
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‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’

Strain feared to be more infectious than original Delta variant has reached UK
23 Jun 2021
How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout
A woman receives her vaccination
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How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout

Squeeze on Germany-developed jab may slow vaccinations among younger people
16 Jun 2021
Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?
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Expert’s view

Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?

Experts say delaying second doses of vaccines may have paved way for Delta strain to become dominant mutation of the virus
14 Jun 2021
Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?
A man receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan, Hubei province
In Depth

Is China’s Covid-19 pandemic response stalling?

Tough restrictions reimposed as Beijing battles coronavirus variants amid concerns about efficacy of home-grown vaccines
11 Jun 2021
How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU
European Council President Charles Michel greets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU

New study finds that vaccine chaos and other failures in coronavirus response have eroded public trust
10 Jun 2021
Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jun 2021
African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave
Patients queue for a vaccination in Harare, Zimbabwe
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African countries appeal for Covid vaccines to fight third wave

New infections soar by more than 30% in eight of the continent’s nations in just a week
9 Jun 2021
‘Can Israel’s strange coalition survive?’
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘Can Israel’s strange coalition survive?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Jun 2021
Why Peru has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll
A family buries a victim of Covid on the outskirts of Lima
In Depth

Why Peru has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll

Review of Covid fatalities puts Latin American nation’s tally at more than 180,000
3 Jun 2021
Why bone marrow cells may mean coronavirus antibodies ‘last years’
A woman receives her Covid vaccine in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Why bone marrow cells may mean coronavirus antibodies ‘last years’

Immune cells can survive well beyond infection or vaccination, new studies show
28 May 2021
‘Vaccine refuseniks’: why the hesitancy?
Vaccination
Today’s big question

‘Vaccine refuseniks’: why the hesitancy?

Bolton MP hits back at Tories who blame the eligible but unvaccinated for a potential delay to the end of lockdown
18 May 2021
Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis
A relative sits with her family member in a hospital in Rajasthan, India
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Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis

Desperate families being duped with fake medicines and promises of access to hospital beds and funeral services
18 May 2021
Who will be next to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
A doctor wearing sterile gloves prepares a vaccination injection.
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Who will be next to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Sadiq Khan and Tony Blair join calls to let young skip the vaccine queue in areas hit by India variant
18 May 2021
How many people need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?
Margaret Keenan
In Focus

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

Herd immunity percentage is not a ‘magic threshold’
17 May 2021
San Marino first European country to offer ‘vaccine vacation’
Shipments of the Russian Sputnik vaccine
In Brief

San Marino first European country to offer ‘vaccine vacation’

Tiny landlocked nation to give Russian Sputnik vaccine to paying tourists
14 May 2021
The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant
Covid testing in Bolton
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The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant

Vaccinations could be brought forward to halt more infectious strain
14 May 2021
Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine
A medical worker draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine

Experts say potential blood clot risk vs. benefits of the Covid jab is ‘more finely balanced’ for younger adults
7 May 2021
Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK
A Covid patient in New Delhi, India
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Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK

Leaked emails reveal PHE considers risk from highly infectious strain to be ‘high’
7 May 2021
What Covid vaccine patent waiver would mean for global rollout
A medical worker draws up a Covid vaccine in New Dehli, India
In Depth

What Covid vaccine patent waiver would mean for global rollout

US is backing plan to suspend protections in order to boost coronavirus jabs supply
7 May 2021
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