Infectious diseases

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Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; mass testing amid China outbreak
Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; China battling worst caseload in months

Nicola Slawson

01, Aug, 2021 @11:15 AM

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NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine – as it happened
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Justine Landis-Hanley (now) and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

01, Aug, 2021 @8:43 AM

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Daily cases can be falling while the number of people infected still rises | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Just think of filling a bath when you forgot to put the plug in

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

01, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Uber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young people in UK to get Covid jab
Companies will offer credit and price reductions in government push to boost vaccination rates

Michael Savage

01, Aug, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Is Covid-19 on the run in the UK?
A fall in case numbers last month raised hopes that Britain may be reaching herd immunity, but experts warn against complacency, given uncertainty about new variants and autumn’s return to school

Robin McKie Science Editor

01, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation
Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of disease and encouraging people to use discredited medication

Amanda Meade

01, Aug, 2021 @4:40 AM

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As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits
The firms are already taking the lion’s share of earnings from the market, as this week’s results will show

Julia Kollewe

31, Jul, 2021 @11:05 PM

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‘The science swayed her’: how do you convince someone to get vaccinated?
Readers relate their Covid vaccine conversations with family and friends, and which they think is the best approach

Guardian readers

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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UK can expect thousands of Covid deaths every year, warn scientists
Disease will circulate alongside flu and other seasonal viruses and become part of accepted winter illness

Robin McKie Observer science editor

31, Jul, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator
Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?

Sarah Perry

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown – as it happened
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Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

31, Jul, 2021 @7:58 AM

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NSW Covid outbreak: death toll rises as two-thirds of 210 new cases under 40
Man in his 60s dies at home in south-west Sydney as state reports new locally acquired cases

Royce Kurmelovs

31, Jul, 2021 @5:48 AM

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