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Coronavirus live: UK reports 33,869 new cases as more than 100,000 English schoolchildren are off with Covid – as it happened
Official figures show 348 in every 100,000 people have Covid in the UK; less than 90% of pupils are currently at school in England

Tom Ambrose (now); Lucy Campbell, Rachel Hall,Harriet Grant and Samantha Lock (earlier)

05, Oct, 2021 @8:16 PM

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Pfizer Covid jab ‘90% effective against hospitalisation for at least 6 months’
Study shows protection against severe illness stays high, but scientists say boosters key to stopping spread of infection

Andrew Gregory

04, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Coronavirus treatments: the potential ‘game-changers’ in development
After positive clinical trials for the Molnupiravir antiviral drug, it joins other medicines that have shown promise

Hannah Devlin

01, Oct, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Australia crosses 50% immunisation mark across adult population – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

24, Sep, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Australia shores up Pfizer supply after days of uncertainty
John Frewen says company advised the government on Friday they would deliver the full 9m doses in October

Paul Karp

24, Sep, 2021 @8:56 AM

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Australia’s supply of Pfizer Covid vaccine may face disruption in October
State authorities do not know how many doses they can expect to receive, as federal officials use inventory from UK deal to avert supply interruptions

Paul Karp

22, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Big pharma fuelling human rights crisis over Covid vaccine inequity – Amnesty
Six companies warned not to put profit before lives as report shows less than 1% of almost 6bn doses have gone to low-income countries

Sarah Johnson

22, Sep, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Australian children under 12 could be vaccinated this year as minister urges Pfizer to seek approval
Health minister Greg Hunt says if Pfizer is found to be safe and effective for young children, Australia can commence vaccination ‘as a priority’

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

21, Sep, 2021 @8:28 AM

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Daniel Andrews warns Victorians not to wait for Pfizer after uncertainty around arrival of 9m doses
Premier says head of national vaccine taskforce has told states there is a ‘problem’ with supplies due next month

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Slow but steady has seen the EU win out in the vaccine race
Ursula von der Leyen says the union’s vaccination programme is now a success after its stumbling start

Jon Henley

19, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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In hindsight there was no foresight: how Australia bungled its Pfizer Covid deal
Missed meetings, gaps in correspondence and a failure to plan ahead. If this was a vaccine race, did Australia fall at the first hurdle?

Tory Shepherd

11, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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BioNTech to seek approval for Covid jabs for younger children
Company behind Pfizer vaccine expected to file results of trial of five- to 11-year-olds with regulator soon

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

10, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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