Infectious diseases

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Aids and Act Up: Sarah Schulman puts women and people of color back at the heart of the story
The activist’s new book, Let the Record Show, is a rejoinder to works on the HIV epidemic by and about white men

Benjamin Ryan

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Help us or LSO fails’: Sir Simon Rattle’s plea over Covid and Brexit
As the orchestra prepares to welcome back live audiences, the conductor urges ministers to act on new touring rules in Europe

Ed Vulliamy

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Disquiet in UK schools as easing of mask restrictions in classrooms nears
Pupils’s relief at being free of face coverings is mixed with teachers’ and parents’ concerns over spread of Indian Covid variant

Rhi Storer

16, May, 2021 @5:45 AM

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The Observer view on the spread of the Indian variant in the UK | Observer editorial
The government’s slow response to ban travel to and from India has put the UK at risk

Observer editorial

16, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Coronavirus: Trinidad and Tobago declares state of emergency; England to continue lockdown easing despite India variant fears
All todays events as they happened: China cancels spring Everest climbing season from Tibetan side while Portugal to reopen to UK tourists from Monday

Kaamil Ahmed (now) Tobi Thomas and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @10:48 PM

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Johnson ‘must think again on plans to relax Covid rules’
Top adviser warns of India variant impact, as scientists urge delay in Monday’s changes

Denis Campbell, Toby Helm and David Connett

15, May, 2021 @8:45 PM

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We are responding calmly to India Covid variant, insists UK health minister
As scientists issue warnings, Edward Argar says the variant could be more – or less – transmissible

Jedidajah Otte

15, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Second pandemic year to be deadlier than first, warns WHO – as it happened
WHO chief asks countries to donate jabs instead of vaccinating children; India variant behind Germany decision

Nadeem Badshah (now); Edna Mohamed, Tobi Thomas, Martin Belam, Martin Farrer and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

15, May, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Half-empty India repatriation flight lands in Darwin after travel ban lifts
About half of the Australians due to return were barred from flying after 40 tested positive to Covid and others were deemed close contacts

Graham Readfearn with Australian Associated Press

14, May, 2021 @11:42 PM

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The hermit kingdom: how a proudly multicultural country became ‘fortress Australia’
As Covid wreaks havoc overseas Australia risks regressing culturally and economically if borders don’t reopen

Elias Visontay

14, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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UK Covid: second vaccine doses accelerated as Indian variant threatens easing – as it happened
Prime minister announces acceleration of vaccination programme as Indian variant threatens June lockdown easing

Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby and Rachel Hall (earlier)

14, May, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Vaccinate vulnerable global poor before children in rich countries, WHO says
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges developed world to donate Covid vaccines to Covax programme

Staff and agencies in Geneva

14, May, 2021 @5:59 PM

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