Vaccinations

Where are ‘desperate’ EU countries turning for Covid vaccines?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban wearing face mask
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Where are ‘desperate’ EU countries turning for Covid vaccines?

Europeans look to Russia and China, as well as private fraudsters, for much-needed doses
1 Mar 2021
How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
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How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies

Surplus jabs being handed over to up to 19 countries in effort to build international ties
25 Feb 2021
How Israel’s ‘green pass’ could be adapted for UK
An Israeli medical student receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine
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How Israel’s ‘green pass’ could be adapted for UK

Downing Street is studying coronavirus certificate that has allowed Israeli venues to reopen
24 Feb 2021
The reason Johnson won’t end lockdown sooner
Boris Johnson wearing a face mask on a visit to a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Northeast
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The reason Johnson won’t end lockdown sooner

Scientific experts, Tory MPs and even cabinet ministers yesterday implied that the third national shutdown could be lifted more quickly if infections fall more quickly than expected. But No. 10 has moved swiftly to dampen expectations
24 Feb 2021
Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate
A paramedic draws up the AstraZeneca/Oxford University
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Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate

Dip caused by short-term supply issues to be offset by ‘bumper’ deliveries of Covid jabs
24 Feb 2021
Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?
Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a video conference meeting.
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Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?

People in Germany and France are refusing to be inoculated with the UK-developed vaccine
23 Feb 2021
Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 
A patient receives his Covid-19 jab at a vaccination centre in Salisbury Cathedral
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Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 

The UK has hit its target for vaccinating the most vulnerable – but questions linger over who should be prioritised
19 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre in Cwmbran, Wales.
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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February

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19 Feb 2021
Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’
A member of the public receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’

Government advisers reportedly pushing for next phase of jabs rollout to focus on age rather than prioritising key workers
19 Feb 2021
Has Johnson ‘trolled’ the EU over vaccine rollout ahead of G7 meeting?
Boris Johnson speaks at a virtual press conference
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Has Johnson ‘trolled’ the EU over vaccine rollout ahead of G7 meeting?

PM calls on Europe to deploy its ‘collective ingenuity’ to speed up vaccine development
19 Feb 2021
Four things we learnt about the jab campaign from vaccine taskforce boss
A mass vaccination centre inside Salisbury Cathedral
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Four things we learnt about the jab campaign from vaccine taskforce boss

Clive Dix says speedy rollout will not slow down due to supply shortages
17 Feb 2021
Four key pieces of data as the UK hits 15m vaccinations target
Staff prepare the Pfizer Covid vaccine at Salisbury Cathedral
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Four key pieces of data as the UK hits 15m vaccinations target

Jab campaign extends to over-65s and some younger people after most at-risk receive first dose
15 Feb 2021
What we know about the Covid strain found in Bristol
A patient celebrates getting his Covid vaccine at Southmead Hospital in Bristol
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What we know about the Covid strain found in Bristol

Experts move to play down fears over new variant evading existing vaccines
10 Feb 2021
Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?
Kate Bingham speaks on a panel during a brain health event
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Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?

Her appointment by Boris Johnson triggered cronyism claims - but success of Covid jabs rollout is silencing critics
9 Feb 2021
Sex robots ‘could kill’ if hacked, experts warn
an engineer holding a silicon face against the head of a robot at a lab of a doll factory.
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Sex robots ‘could kill’ if hacked, experts warn

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Feb 2021
‘Pandemics do end’
A couple wearing masks walk past an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
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‘Pandemics do end’

8 Feb 2021
Why South Africa has stopped using the Oxford vaccine
South African Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine trialists wait to receive their jab in Soweto
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Why South Africa has stopped using the Oxford vaccine

Rollout of jab paused amid doubts about effectiveness against new coronavirus variant
8 Feb 2021
‘We need dissenting voices in the lockdown debate more than ever’
A man passes ambulances lined up outside the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
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‘We need dissenting voices in the lockdown debate more than ever’

5 Feb 2021
Should people who have had Covid-19 be at the back of the vaccine queue?
A man receives his Covid vaccine in Wolverhampton
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Should people who have had Covid-19 be at the back of the vaccine queue?

A public health expert explains whether beating the virus slows the need for a jab
5 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 30 January - 5 February
Boris Johnson on a visit to a vaccination centre in Batley, West Yorkshire
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Quiz of The Week: 30 January - 5 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
5 Feb 2021
Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?
University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine
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Can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?

UK launches study into pairing Oxford and Pfizer jabs to improve efficacy
4 Feb 2021
What we can learn about vaccine efficacy from global rollout
A man receives his Covid vaccine in an Israeli care home.
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What we can learn about vaccine efficacy from global rollout

Jabs race leader Israel is beginning to see fall in Covid infections
4 Feb 2021
Is the UK just two weeks from Covid recovery?
Boris Johnson visits a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Batley
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Is the UK just two weeks from Covid recovery?

Britain ‘past the peak’ of infections wave as protection starts kicking in for millions of jab recipients
4 Feb 2021
Everything we know about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sputnik V vaccine.
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Everything we know about Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

EU leaders signal interest after tests show jab provides 92% protection against virus
4 Feb 2021
‘Brexiteers can now show Remainers the tangible benefit of leaving the EU – a life saving vaccine’
Boris Johnson holds a vial of the Oxford-Astrazeneca Covid vaccine
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‘Brexiteers can now show Remainers the tangible benefit of leaving the EU – a life saving vaccine’

3 Feb 2021
Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient
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Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people

New data suggests jab may reduce Covid transmissions by 67%
3 Feb 2021
Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’
An elderly man receives his Covid vaccination in Surrey.
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Council accuses school staff of ‘jumping the vaccine queue’

Investigation launched amid warnings that abusing system may harm ‘most vulnerable residents’
3 Feb 2021
Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?
Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a presser on vaccine strategy in Brussels
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Will Ursula von der Leyen’s career survive the EU vaccine crisis?

European Commission president is facing second procurement scandal in as many years
2 Feb 2021
Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen wearing a face mask.
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Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?

European Commission reverses threat to impose border checks in Ireland - but is still short of doses
1 Feb 2021
The countries first in line to get UK’s spare vaccines
Patients at the NHS Nightingale North East wait to receive their Covid vaccinations
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The countries first in line to get UK’s spare vaccines

Ireland expected to front the queue as Downing Street how to share out excess jabs
1 Feb 2021
‘Our freedom hinges on whether tomorrow’s vaccines can crush new variants’
A medical worker gives a thumbs up sign as she receives the Pfizer vaccine
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‘Our freedom hinges on whether tomorrow’s vaccines can crush new variants’

29 Jan 2021
Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective

Cheap and transportable jab provides good protection against serious symptoms
29 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January
Boris Johnson at a Covid testing laboratory during visit to Glasgow
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 Jan 2021
What the Novavax results mean for the UK
A researcher working on vaccine development at the Novavax lab
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What the Novavax results mean for the UK

Expected approval of the new jab would leave UK with tens of millions of excess doses
29 Jan 2021
What is being done to speed up Covid vaccine production?
Boxes containing the Pfizer vaccine are prepared for shipping
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What is being done to speed up Covid vaccine production?

Two experts explain the logistics behind the most ambitious vaccination campaign in history
29 Jan 2021
Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel address reporters in Brussels
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Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?

European leaders signed a series of vaccine deals but are lagging behind with rollouts
28 Jan 2021