Vaccinations

Is the UK ready to begin ‘living with Covid’?
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Today’s big question

Is the UK ready to begin ‘living with Covid’?

Government will emphasise personal responsibility over blanket regulations as it lifts all legal restrictions
21 Feb 2022
Could speeding up the UK’s Covid-19 infections end the pandemic quicker?
Covid jab sign
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Could speeding up the UK’s Covid-19 infections end the pandemic quicker?

UCL professor says removing restrictions is best way to ‘reduce serious illness and death’
14 Feb 2022
The plans to scrap self-isolation
Self-isolation
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The plans to scrap self-isolation

PM wants to scrap mandatory quarantine by the end of the month but critics question his motivation
9 Feb 2022
The Canada trucker protests explained
Freedom Convoy protesters driving from British Columbia to Ottawa
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The Canada trucker protests explained

Ottawa police chief describes ‘siege’ mentality as thousands join Covid restriction protests
7 Feb 2022
Celebrity vaccine wars over misinformation
Joe Rogan and Neil Young
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Celebrity vaccine wars over misinformation

Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan just the latest in string of Covid-19 rows between big names
28 Jan 2022
The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined
Anti-vaccination placards
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The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined

Movement members quoting Magna Carta in bids to challenge Covid-19 regulations
26 Jan 2022
Covid vaccines and the ‘nocebo’ response
Man receiving vaccine from woman in scrubs
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Covid vaccines and the ‘nocebo’ response

New study points finger at other explanations for common complaints such as headaches
19 Jan 2022

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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
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
The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz
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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
‘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
What the arrival of Omicron means for US
Joe Biden with his Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci
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What the arrival of Omicron means for US

Pressure mounts on Biden as multiple states report successive days of record cases
20 Dec 2021
The risk of being infected with Delta and Omicron at the same time
Lab technicians test live Covid 19 samples
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The risk of being infected with Delta and Omicron at the same time

Co-infection could result in more severe illness and trigger ‘recombination events’
17 Dec 2021
The claims about the UK’s first Omicron death
A member of staff climbs into an ambulance at St Thomas' Hospital, London
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The claims about the UK’s first Omicron death

Government urged to release more information amid speculation about whether the Covid victim was vaccinated
17 Dec 2021
Will Omicron justify China’s ‘zero Covid’ policy?
People get their vaccinations at a temporary centre in Beijing, China
In Depth

Will Omicron justify China’s ‘zero Covid’ policy?

Expert says the variant is ‘booster shot’ for Beijing’s approach
16 Dec 2021
Inside Plan B: new measures, Tory anger and Johnson’s ‘escape plan’
Boris Johnson announces new measures to slow the spread of Omicron
Behind the scenes

Inside Plan B: new measures, Tory anger and Johnson’s ‘escape plan’

Conservative source says trust in the PM has ‘evaporated’ as England faces new Covid restrictions
9 Dec 2021
Why has the booster roll-out taken so long?
A Covid-19 vaccinator
Today’s big question

Why has the booster roll-out taken so long?

Under-40s still waiting to book booster vaccination jabs on the NHS website
8 Dec 2021
‘Fiercer punishment is no solution to drug use’
Boris Johnson attends a police raid
Instant Opinion

‘Fiercer punishment is no solution to drug use’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
7 Dec 2021
When can I book my Covid-19 booster vaccine?
A pop-up vaccination service in Newcastle
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When can I book my Covid-19 booster vaccine?

All UK adults to be offered a third booster vaccine in a bid to stop the spread of Omicron
1 Dec 2021
Which countries have mandated vaccines?
Anti-vaccination protest in London
In Focus

Which countries have mandated vaccines?

Compulsory vaccination rules have been both praised and criticised
1 Dec 2021
Unvaccinated Greeks facing £85 monthly fine
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
In Depth

Unvaccinated Greeks facing £85 monthly fine

Prime minister insists the levy for unjabbed over-60s is ‘health fee’ rather than ‘punishment’
1 Dec 2021
Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree
Jenny Harries
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Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree

Prime minister said booster jabs will give ‘the protection you need’ but Sage experts are more cautious
1 Dec 2021
Did vaccine inequity cause the emergence of Omicron?
A healthcare worker vaccinates a woman in Soweto, South Africa
Expert’s view

Did vaccine inequity cause the emergence of Omicron?

Immunity experts explain how new virus variants emerge
29 Nov 2021
The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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The link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the UK’s Covid reprieve

Experts question claim that Oxford-developed jab has saved Britain from Europe’s high hospitalisation rates
24 Nov 2021
AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’
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AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines’

Trial finds injection reduces risk of symptomatic infection by 83%
19 Nov 2021
How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks through Vienna
Global lens

How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated

‘Unprecedented’ measures introduced as country records highest infections in western Europe
17 Nov 2021
When will Covid self-isolation rules end?
Covid testing site
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When will Covid self-isolation rules end?

‘Operation Rampdown’ could close key parts of the government’s Covid response by April
15 Nov 2021
Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?
Anti-lockdown protesters in Berlin last year
In Depth

Is Germany’s fourth wave of Covid-19 a warning of things to come?

Angela Merkel urges faster jab rollout as incidence rate passes 300 for first time
15 Nov 2021
‘Britain and Kenya must find and punish the still living perpetrators of crimes’
Soldiers training in Nanyuki, Kenya
Instant Opinion

‘Britain and Kenya must find and punish the still living perpetrators of crimes’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
9 Nov 2021
Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?
India Covid
In Depth

Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?

Hopes that virus has ‘exhausted itself’ challenged by experts as vaccine drive stalls
9 Nov 2021
Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill
Covid pill capsules
In Depth

Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill

UK approves ‘game-changer’ medication for at-risk patients to take at home
4 Nov 2021
Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?
Tourists wearing face masks walk through Red Square, Moscow
In Depth

Has Russia’s vaccine disinformation fatally backfired?

Country’s Covid deaths climb to record high as authorities grapple with jab mistrust
4 Nov 2021
The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism
Displaced children watch as a health worker sprays disinfectant in Idlib, Syria
Unreported world

The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism

Delta variant hits Idlib as online conspiracy theories threaten jab rollout
3 Nov 2021
How Covid-19 vaccine patch could replace jabs
A microneedle patch
Fact file

How Covid-19 vaccine patch could replace jabs

The plastic patches can be self-administered and stored at room temperature
2 Nov 2021
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