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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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Mixed messages: is research into human-monkey embryos ethical?
Biologists recently created a chimera with both human and monkey cells. But not all scientists are happy to blur species boundaries

Philip Ball

15, May, 2021 @3:00 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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UK to allow ‘surge vaccination’ in Covid hotspots hit by Indian variant
PM to outline how government will counter sharp rise in infections linked to B.1.617.2 variant

Josh Halliday and Helen Pidd

14, May, 2021 @5:26 PM

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India variant could lead to serious third wave of Covid in UK
Analysis: If B.1.617.2 proves highly transmissible, hospitalisations could peak again, models show

Ian Sample Science editor

14, May, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Indian Covid variant: which countries have highest infection rates?
Some data suggests variant has ‘increased transmissibility’ compared with other strains

Tobi Thomas and Ashley Kirk

14, May, 2021 @3:45 PM

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What we know about the Indian Covid variant so far | Julian Tang
The good news is, we think existing vaccines will protect us against this rapidly spreading strain, says clinical virologist Julian Tang

Julian Tang

14, May, 2021 @2:41 PM

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India Covid variant: is it a threat to the UK’s reopening plans?
Public health officials and scientists are investigating a rise in infections to verify the risk

Ian Sample Science editor

14, May, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Delay in giving second jabs of Pfizer vaccine improves immunity
Study finds antibodies against Sars-CoV-2 three-and-a-half times higher in people vaccinated again after 12 weeks rather than three

Ian Sample Science editor

13, May, 2021 @11:05 PM

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Michael Atkinson obituary
Other Lives: Professor of gastroenterology who developed the Atkinson tube, which helps people with oesophageal cancer to swallow

John Bennett

13, May, 2021 @3:26 PM

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If the government is serious about ‘global Britain’, why is it cutting research funding? | Fiona Tomley
Vital international scientific work, including studies into how viruses spread, is being jeopardised by short-sighted cuts, says Prof Fiona Tomley

Fiona Tomley

13, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK Covid scientists: variant found in India variant may be spreading faster than Kent strain
Reports that Sage will meet on Thursday to discuss threat with PHE figures expected to show big jump in cases linked to variant

Ian Sample Science editor

13, May, 2021 @7:57 AM

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