Infectious diseases

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‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?
It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent disease

Kate Connolly in Berlin

17, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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‘Christmas was awful’: on the Omicron frontline at the Royal Preston hospital
After nearly two years of pandemic, 5,000 inpatients and 1,000 deaths, the staff of one of the largest hospitals in north-west England are frustrated and exhausted

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

17, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Encouraging signs’ plan B Covid measures may soon be lifted in England
Minister hints that some or all restrictions may be removed after review on 26 January

Andrew Gregory Health editor

16, Jan, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Don’t demonise those who refuse the Covid vaccine | Letters
Letters: One reader’s experience of the effects on family members of the conspiracy theories surrounding vaccinations

Letters

16, Jan, 2022 @4:42 PM

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‘Like a lockdown’: in 2022, Australians are still feeling the fear and anxiety of Covid
Most of the population is vaccinated and harsh restrictions have ended. But for the 40 people Guardian Australia spoke to, it doesn’t feel like it’s over

Calla Wahlquist

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Life after lockdown: how do we best recover from the pandemic?
Two years of Covid have wreaked havoc with the nation’s mental health. What can be learned from the survivors of other traumas and is there a way of thinking ourselves to a happier, healthier place?

Rebecca Seal

16, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Being ill is no fun, especially if you don’t even have Covid | Eva Wiseman
Not catching Covid when the rest of the family have all got it can give you a bad case of Fomo, says Eva Wiseman

Eva Wiseman

16, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How antivirals provide hope to vulnerable Covid patients
Pfizer says its recently approved Paxlovid drug has almost 90% success in preventing severe illness if taken soon after infection

Robin McKie

16, Jan, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Concerns grow that scale of ‘partygate’ is now too great for Sue Gray’s inquiry
As more and more lockdown gatherings are exposed, there are calls for the police to override the civil service investigation

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

16, Jan, 2022 @7:13 AM

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Mother who gave birth to stillborn son while in Covid coma urges people to get vaccine
Rachel, 38, said she was discouraged from having the Covid vaccine in the early days of the rollout

Jedidajah Otte

15, Jan, 2022 @4:53 PM

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The NHS isn’t ‘coping’ with Omicron – just ask doctors and patients | Rachel Clarke
Let’s be honest about what riding out this wave really means: more pressures on health workers, and lower standards of care, says doctor Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

15, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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What is Biological E, the Indian company producing Corbevax?
The Hyderabad-based company says the vaccine will provide ‘sustainable access to low- and middle-income countries’

Erum Salam

15, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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