Infectious diseases

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With monkeypox, profits are once again being put ahead of protecting life | Nick Dearden
As with Covid, corporate interests are taking priority over getting vaccines to people and areas that most need them, says Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now

Nick Dearden

16, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The threat of Covid isn’t over – so why does Britain have a conspiracy of silence about it? | Philip Ball
Our government is pretending that the pandemic is ‘done’, ignoring both protective measures now and preparations for the future, says science writer Philip Ball

Philip Ball

15, Aug, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Smallpox vaccines may not protect against monkeypox for life
Researchers say some patients had childhood jab, and HIV infection could erode protection

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

15, Aug, 2022 @11:25 AM

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It is vital to control diseases such as polio – so why is the UK cutting global vaccine funding? | Helen Bedford
The resurgence of polio proves again that diseases don’t respect borders, says Helen Bedford, professor of children’s health at UCL

Helen Bedford

15, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Living with Covid’ should be countered by containing the virus once and for all | Eric Topol
CDC’s position should be countered by exploiting the science and our clear capabilities of fully containing the virus

Eric Topol

15, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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AT&T workers fight return to office push: ‘We can do the same job from home’
Long commutes to and from work, exorbitant childcare costs, ongoing concerns over exposure to Covid cited

Michael Sainato

15, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Despite climate, war and Covid, is everything actually … getting better?
The psychologist Steven Pinker has long believed we should be more optimistic – and even current crises do not dissuade him

David Robson

14, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Angela Rasmussen on Covid-19: ‘This origins discussion is the worst thing about Twitter’
Did Sars-CoV-2 emerge from a Huanan market stall or a lab? For the American virologist, who has been abused online for defending a ‘natural’ origin, the evidence is clear

Laura Spinney

13, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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At least 89 Covid deaths; Littleproud tells Nationals he’ll bring pragmatic policies to jobs summit – as it happened
Follow the day’s news

Ben Doherty and Donna Lu (earlier)

13, Aug, 2022 @6:43 AM

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The first monkeypox vaccines have arrived in Australia. What do we know about the jab and who is eligible?
Victoria kicked off phase one of the rollout after receiving 3,500 doses of the Jynneos vaccine

Donna Lu

12, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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A scientist in the public eye has taken her own life. This has to be a wake-up call | Devi Sridhar
Health workers are leaving the field because of the abuse they’ve received over Covid. They urgently need support, says professor Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

12, Aug, 2022 @10:35 AM

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‘Patients are falling through the cracks’: drug costs hinder India’s response to TB
The country has the world’s largest number of multi-drug-resistant cases – but doctors and activists warn patients are going undiagnosed and untreated

Catherine Davison in Mumbai

11, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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