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NHS recruits more staff to ‘ramp up’ Covid booster rollout
Thousands more vaccinators and volunteers to assist with delivering jabs, as UK misses daily target

Andrew Gregory and Caroline Davies

08, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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UK races to deliver booster jabs before Omicron takes hold
NHS halves wait for third jab for over-40s from six to three months in ‘boost to booster programme’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

08, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Travel bans not the answer to Omicron variant, WHO says
Flight restrictions won’t stop spread of variant, Europe official says, as archbishop denounces ‘travel apartheid’

Andrew Gregory Health editor

07, Dec, 2021 @7:09 PM

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PM ‘denounces’ Christensen’s InfoWars comments – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Caitlin Cassidy,Elias Visontay and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

07, Dec, 2021 @8:10 AM

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Child deaths fell 10% during first year of pandemic
Researchers credit likely record low to reduced deaths by infection during winter lockdown

Andrew Gregory Health Editor

07, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
US scientists say users of sildenafil – the generic name for Viagra – are 69% less likely to develop the form of dementia than non-users

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Dec, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Covid not over and next pandemic could be more lethal, says Oxford jab creator
Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says this will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods

Andrew Gregory and Jessica Elgot

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Omicron is a ‘wake-up call’ to vaccinate poorer nations, experts say
Covid vaccine rollout must reach developing world to prevent further variants, experts say

Andrew Gregory Health editor

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Health agency urges millions in UK to get flu jab by 10 December
New figures show that less than half of those who are pregnant or have underlying health condition have had vaccination

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, Dec, 2021 @5:31 PM

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New Covid travel rules ‘too late to stop potential Omicron wave in UK’
Scientific adviser Prof Mark Woolhouse says variant is ‘spreading pretty rapidly’ across UK

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, Dec, 2021 @12:16 PM

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Covid news: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions – as it happened
More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per table

Harry Taylor (now) and Caroline Davies, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

03, Dec, 2021 @11:54 PM

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More than half Omicron cases in England are in the double jabbed
Findings revealed by health officials amid sharp rise in detection of new variant across the UK

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, Dec, 2021 @10:17 PM

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