Infectious diseases

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NSW Covid update: another record day as state reports 46 deaths but hospital numbers down
Chief health officer Kerry Chant warns deaths ‘likely to remain high’ for some time given lag from case numbers

Michael McGowan

21, Jan, 2022 @2:37 AM

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France announces lockdown relaxation; Austrian parliament approves mandatory vaccination – as it happened
French PM says from February work from home guidance will be changed and nightclubs reopen; Austria will have Europe’s first universal jabs mandate

Samantha Lock (now); Tom Ambrose, Damien Gayle and Martin Belam (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @12:31 AM

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The Guardian view on dropping Covid restrictions: follow the scandal | Editorial
Editorial: The scrapping of plan B is driven by the prime minister’s political panic, not scientific guidance


20, Jan, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Australia’s Omicron wave has likely peaked in NSW and Victoria, some experts say
Scientists say hardest-hit states are ‘probably through the worst’ as cases are ‘levelling off’

Donna Lu and Nick Evershed

20, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Covid-19 map of the US: latest cases state by state
There have now been more than 68m confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the United States

Guardian Visuals

20, Jan, 2022 @3:32 PM

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The best way to stay safe from Covid in England? Don't ditch the mask | Claire Horwell
Boris Johnson’s easing of restrictions is in stark contrast to what other countries are doing to control Omicron, says Claire Horwell of Durham University

Claire Horwell

20, Jan, 2022 @12:54 PM

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Clothing brand Carhartt in conservative crosshairs for issuing vaccine directive
CEO Mark Valade’s decision came under fire after the supreme court blocked the federal vaccine-or-test mandate

Maya Yang

20, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Australia has approved oral treatments for Covid: how do the pills work and who will benefit most?
Now the drug regulator has provisionally approved Paxlovid and Lagevrio, we ask experts how big a game-changer they could be

Melissa Davey Medical editor

20, Jan, 2022 @2:58 AM

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Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker: per cent of population vaccinated and vaccination rate by state
How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, and when will Australia reach 80% and 90% third dose vaccination? We bring together the latest numbers on the vaccination rate in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states, as well as stats, maps, live data and Indigenous vaccination rates.

Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

20, Jan, 2022 @2:51 AM

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Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives | Devi Sridhar
As with any other ineradicable disease, prevention and treatment can be integrated into society, says public health expert Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

19, Jan, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Meningitis B cases rising sharply among students in England, study finds
Exclusive: Cases are exceeding pre-pandemic levels, particularly in university students

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Nocebo effect’: two-thirds of Covid jab reactions not caused by vaccine, study suggests
US researchers show negative version of placebo effect behind many symptoms such as headaches and fatigue

Ian Sample Science editor

18, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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