Vaccinations

Singapore hit by ‘mystery’ blip surge in Covid cases
Health workers take a nasal swab in Singapore
In Depth

Singapore hit by ‘mystery’ blip surge in Covid cases

City-state forced to pause shift away from zero-coronavirus policy
29 Oct 2021
Will younger children receive a Covid vaccine?
Pupils wear masks in school
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Will younger children receive a Covid vaccine?

US regulators have advised Pfizer jab rollout for five to 11-year-olds
28 Oct 2021
How New Zealand’s new vaccine plan will create a ‘two-tier society’
Jacinda Ardern
In Depth

How New Zealand’s new vaccine plan will create a ‘two-tier society’

Jacinda Ardern unveils traffic-light system that will grant more rights to fully jabbed people
26 Oct 2021
All you need to know about Covid booster jabs
An NHS health worker administers a dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
Fact file

All you need to know about Covid booster jabs

Boris Johnson calls for more people to get third jab after string of record-breaking days
26 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October
Boris Johnson watches as a booster jab is administered in Little Venice, London
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 Oct 2021
Valneva vaccine: why UK ditched jab with ‘stronger immune response’ than AstraZeneca
Engineer looks at samples in vaccine laboratory
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Valneva vaccine: why UK ditched jab with ‘stronger immune response’ than AstraZeneca

Downing Street accused French manufacturer of breaching contract
19 Oct 2021
What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa
A worker inspects a mosquito net in Arusha, Tanzania
Global lens

What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa

World Health Organization hails breakthrough in battle against tropical disease
7 Oct 2021
The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined
Boy receiving Covid vaccine
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The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined

Analysis of UK death registration data suggests very few people have died as direct result of Covid jab
5 Oct 2021
Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?
Woman gets vaccinated
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Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?

Expert calls for ‘plausible’ link between the vaccines and menstrual changes to be investigated
20 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September
New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
17 Sep 2021
India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India
Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
The definitions of pandemic, epidemic and endemic
Coronavirus in Iran
In Depth

The definitions of pandemic, epidemic and endemic

UK transition from coronavirus pandemic to endemic dependent on vaccine, says minister
14 Sep 2021
Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?
Joe Biden
In Depth

Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?

President getting both ‘praise and pushback’ over mandatory jabs
13 Sep 2021
Everything we know about the deadly North Macedonia hospital fire
Firefighters and police attend the scene in Tetovo, North Macedonia
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Everything we know about the deadly North Macedonia hospital fire

At least 10 people dead following blaze at temporary medical facility
9 Sep 2021
‘Booster jabs are like handing out extra lifejackets to people who already have lifejackets’
Vaccination
Instant Opinion

‘Booster jabs are like handing out extra lifejackets to people who already have lifejackets’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Sep 2021
‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’
Jane Austen books
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‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Sep 2021
Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban
Test tubes in a lab
Podcast

Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban

Are German voters turning away from Angela Merkel and the centre-right? What’s really causing an NHS test tube shortage? And why is China banning game…
3 Sep 2021
Vaccinating children: it’s decision time for the health secretary as kids return to school
A school preparing for children to return back in March 2021
In Brief

Vaccinating children: it’s decision time for the health secretary as kids return to school

Sajid Javid readying NHS England to roll out jab for children over 12, amid fears infections will rocket
2 Sep 2021
Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street
Vaccine passport
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Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street

New research suggests coronavirus certification could be ‘counterproductive among the most hard-to-reach groups’
1 Sep 2021
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
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‘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
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