Microbiology

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Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report
Governments urged to prioritise obese people for vaccinations over greater risk of death from coronavirus

Sarah Boseley Health editor

03, Mar, 2021 @10:00 PM

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What problems do coronavirus variants pose?
The hunt is on for the Brazilian variant, and tracking mutations will be necessary for some time to come

Sarah Boseley Health editor

02, Mar, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Northern Ireland’s five steps out of Covid lockdown: key points
Plan for moving from lockdown to relaxation of restrictions will be guided by data

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

02, Mar, 2021 @6:11 PM

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Covid: Germany and France under pressure to shift Oxford vaccine
Both countries urged to take action to avoid pile-up of unused AstraZeneca vaccine doses

Philip Oltermann in Berlin Jon Henley in Paris

02, Mar, 2021 @1:57 PM

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UK Covid: one dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine reduces hospitalisation in over-80s by 80%, data shows – as it happened
Health secretary says data shows that, for over-80s, a single vaccine shot leads to a more than 80% reduction in hospitalisation

Andrew Sparrow

01, Mar, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Brazilian Covid variant: what do we know about P1?
Six cases have been detected in Britain. What threat does the variant pose, and how is it different?

Sarah Boseley Health editor

01, Mar, 2021 @1:04 PM

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20 million people in UK have had first dose of coronavirus vaccine
Health secretary hails latest inoculation figures as ‘magnificent achievement for the country’

Linda Geddes

01, Mar, 2021 @12:02 AM

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UK cases at five-month low; Brazil sees fifth day of more than 1,300 deaths – as it happened
Italy announces further restrictions; UK records 290 deaths and 7,434 cases - follow all the day’s news as it happens

Jedidajah Otte (now), Clea Skopeliti and Mattha Busby (earlier)

28, Feb, 2021 @12:31 AM

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Concerns grow as UK Covid testing labs scaled back before even opening
Planned multi-million Lighthouse facilities cut by up to 50%, with smaller labs decommissioned

Michael Savage and James Tapper

27, Feb, 2021 @2:11 PM

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The Guardian view on vaccine passports: a tool to handle with care | Editorial
Editorial: Practical and ethical concerns are valid, but a well-designed policy with the right legal safeguards could make a valuable difference

Editorial

24, Feb, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Covax delivers first Covid vaccines in 'momentous occasion'
Doses land in Accra as part of scheme seeking to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’

Michael Safi

24, Feb, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Scientists say clinical trials for ‘variant-proof’ vaccines could start very soon
From immunity to blocking transmission of the virus, labs across the UK are hunting for second-generation jabs

Robin McKie

21, Feb, 2021 @10:45 AM

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