Vaccinations

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
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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
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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
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An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
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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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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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‘Can Israel’s strange coalition survive?’

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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
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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?
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?
Joe Biden addresses Congress
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Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?

Democrat marks major landmark with ‘call for transformation’ in speech to Congress
29 Apr 2021
EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
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EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses

Ireland’s health minister confirms that Brussels is considering a possible lawsuit over delivery shortfall
22 Apr 2021
How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader
A Buddhist monk receives a vaccine below an image of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
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How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader

Army of volunteers inoculate more than half of population in just seven days
19 Apr 2021
Why self-amplifying RNA vaccines are ‘revolutionary’
A health worker prepares a vaccine injection
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Why self-amplifying RNA vaccines are ‘revolutionary’

Experts hope new technology may herald major step forward in vaccinology beyond Covid-19
19 Apr 2021
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16 Apr 2021
Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
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Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe
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What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort

Senior official raises fear over effectiveness of vaccines in wide use across Asia and Africa
12 Apr 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
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‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

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9 Apr 2021
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A doctor draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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9 Apr 2021
‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’
A patient receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’

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8 Apr 2021
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