Vaccinations

Everything we know about the ‘Mu’ Covid variant
A health worker takes the temperature of a patient in Bogota, Colombia
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Everything we know about the ‘Mu’ Covid variant

WHO adds strain first discovered in Colombia to list of ‘variants of concern’
1 Sep 2021
The experts designing a single vaccine to defeat all Covid-19 variants
Vaccine bottle and syringe
Expert’s view

The experts designing a single vaccine to defeat all Covid-19 variants

Scientists are racing to develop universal jab to prevent recurrent coronavirus pandemics
31 Aug 2021
‘Maybe vaccines will do the trick but a credible Plan B would be reassuring’
Covid stay home sign
Instant Opinion

‘Maybe vaccines will do the trick but a credible Plan B would be reassuring’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 Aug 2021
Coronavirus vaccines have so far saved 100,000 lives, PHE study reveals
Vaccination centre
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Coronavirus vaccines have so far saved 100,000 lives, PHE study reveals

‘Phenomenal’ news a ‘testament to the UK’s vaccination programme’, health secretary says
27 Aug 2021
Plague jabs, Havana syndrome and meat-free Mondays
A plague doctor
Podcast

Plague jabs, Havana syndrome and meat-free Mondays

Will a new vaccine finally banish the Black Death? Why are US diplomats falling ill all over the world? And is flexitarianism a step to permanent chan…
27 Aug 2021
Why vaccine-makers fear flu jabs may fail this winter
Boris Johnson flu
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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
‘Labour’s track record on dealing with racism falls wildly short’
Keir Starmer
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‘Labour’s track record on dealing with racism falls wildly short’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Aug 2021
Will more universities ban unjabbed students?
Masked students at Oxford University
Today’s big question

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?
Covid-19 vaccine
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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
Has Delta variant undone US gains in Covid battle?
Commuters wearing face masks in New York
Today’s big question

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
In Focus

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
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
‘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
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
Behind the scenes

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
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
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
In Depth

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
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July
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Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
23 Jul 2021
Tory MPs vow to boycott party conference over jab passports
Conservative MP Steve Baker
Behind the scenes

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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‘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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Tall Tales

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
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
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
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson meets the Queen in person for the first time in 15 months
Quizzes and puzzles

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?
Injecting vaccine into arm
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
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