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One vaccine dose gives high protection from severe Covid, evidence shows

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Real-world evidence from the Covid vaccination programmes in England and Scotland show that one dose of vaccine gives high protection against severe disease and admiss


British Medical Journal slated over 'disgraceful' obituary charge

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

The British Medical Journal, the respected trade publication for doctors, is facing outrage from its readers over a decision to charge almost £300 for publishing obitu


US coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 after devastating winter surge

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

More than 500,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the US, just over a year after the country detected its first cases of a virus which has wrought almost unprece


Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney. As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to th


Is England's Covid roadmap the right way out of lockdown? The experts' view

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Devi Sridhar: We should be treating Covid-19 like measles, not flu Boris Johnson appears to have finally


There’s something fishy going on at Tory HQ…

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

B efore Brexit, 44% of British musicians, including my showbusiness friend Fish from Marillion, earned up to half their income from now inaccessib


Boris Johnson’s Covid roadmap must not repeat the prime minister’s past mistakes

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

I t is a sign of our times that the only live theatre currently available is that staged by politicians. Boris Johnson will tomorrow unveil his â€


Rabbis warn over Purim celebrations Covid risk

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis in north London have issued unprecedented guidance on the eve of the Jewish festival of Purim in a bid to avoid a repeat of last year’s celebrati


Long Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Today is an anniversary that George Hencken never imagined. It is exactly one year since she caught Covid-19. But unlike most people who have suffered from the disease


UK government under growing pressure over Covid procurement

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

The UK government faces growing calls to release details of a VIP fast lane for emergency procurement contracts related to its pandemic response after the health secre


Is 12 weeks between Covid jabs too long?

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

T he UK has a controversial policy of giving second doses of coronavirus vaccine 12 weeks after the first dose, rather than the three-week gap use


After a year of death and solitude, Italy is a sober, serious place

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

T his weekend marks exactly a year since the first, tentative lockdown in Italy. The closures were only in certain regions (such as Lombardy and E


End outside sport ban, top scientist urges Johnson as all adults set for jab by July

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Data on the number of Covid-19 cases is now so encouraging that outdoor sports for children and small numbers of adults should be allowed immediately as part of an acc


Tokyo 2020: Japan's Olympics minister in line to lead committee

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Japan’s Olympics minister, Seiko Hashimoto, is in line to lead the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, just over five months before the delayed Games are due to open, acc


Newcastle Falcons forced to cancel second match over positive Covid tests

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Newcastle’s Gallagher Premiership game at Worcester on Saturday has been cancelled after the Falcons returned positive results in the latest round of coronavirus testi


Why some junior doctors haven’t had a Covid vaccine

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

A s a junior doctor, I was intrigued by your article on the non-peer-reviewed publication of a cross-sectional study of Covid vaccination undertak


Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

M att Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know i


Revealed: NHS could offer Covid vaccine to 32m in priority groups by Easter

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

At current rates, the NHS could offer a coronavirus vaccine to the 32 million people in the first nine priority groups by Easter – four weeks ahead of the official sch


From Nelly to Doug: nicknames emerge for growing list of Covid variants

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Each day seemingly unveils a fresh variant of the virus that causes Covid-19. These variants – may be worthy of concern or simply stoke scientific curiosity, but they


France head coach Fabien Galthié tests positive for Covid-19

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

France’s pursuit of the Six Nations grand slam has been severely disrupted after their head coach, Fabien Galthié, tested positive for Covid-19 and the entire squad


Jones claims England’s poor Six Nations start down to drop in ‘arousal level’

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Eddie Jones has put England’s substandard start to the Six Nations down to a problem with their “arousal level” and admitted his under-fire captain, Owen Farrell


The Guardian view on disability and Covid: shine a light

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

A review by the Care Quality Commission of the allocation of do not resuscitate orders to some care home residents without consultation, during the first wave of the p


Disabled people in care homes are at risk – why aren't they a priority for Covid vaccines?

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

S ince the pandemic began more than a year ago, one of my greatest fears has been losing my brother, who lives in a care home. He is in his late 2


Cuomo at bay as Covid nursing home scandal taints reputation

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

Sign up for the Guardian's First Thing newsletter Eleven months ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York was hailed as one o