Omicron variant

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The Guardian view on low Covid vaccination rates: not just North Korea | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang has left its people highly vulnerable to this outbreak. But rich countries have a responsibility for the lack of protection in other places


19, May, 2022 @5:51 PM

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China’s zero-Covid policy is not sustainable, WHO director general says
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for shift in approach as scores of Chinese cities remain in strictly enforced lockdown

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

10, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Fourth Covid jab can give higher immunity than initial booster, study finds
UK-based team finds antibodies peaked higher after fourth jab given after gap of more than six months than after third

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

09, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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BA owner says recovery of business travel will drive return to profit
More trips by wealthy passengers as Covid controls eased also improved demand for IAG in first quarter

Mark Sweney and Gwyn Topham

06, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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What might rising Covid cases in South Africa mean for the UK?
South Africa is seeing a wave of coronavirus infections linked to two new ‘sub-lineages’ of Omicron: BA.4 and BA.5

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

02, May, 2022 @2:43 PM

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Victoria stands down 420 public school teachers over vaccine mandates
About half had failed to get a booster shot before the March deadline and have been placed on unauthorised leave

Adeshola Ore

27, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Global stocks fall amid fears of new Covid lockdowns in China
FTSE 100 drops by 141 points to 7380.5, its lowest close in more than five weeks

Graeme Wearden

25, Apr, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Covid lockdown fears spark panic buying in Beijing as largest district begins mass testing
Residents hope to avoid Shanghai-style shortages as Chinese authorities rush to stamp out outbreak in the capital

Helen Davidson and agencies

25, Apr, 2022 @5:52 AM

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Seven in 10 people in England have had Covid, research shows
ONS study reveals only one in three people had been infected until emergence of Omnicron variant

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

22, Apr, 2022 @2:08 PM

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UK cost of living crisis dents retail sales and service sector
Worried consumers rein in March spending as private sector growth slows

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

22, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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First person to have Covid infection for more than a year identified in UK
Researchers at London hospitals call for urgent new treatments for persistent infections

Ian Sample Science editor

21, Apr, 2022 @10:01 PM

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Woman, 31, catches Covid twice within three weeks in Spain
Scientists report shortest known gap between infections in fully vaccinated healthcare worker

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

21, Apr, 2022 @9:37 AM

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