Flu

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Getting flu with Covid doubles risk of death, says UK health chief
Both flu and Covid-19 will circulate this winter, warns head of UK Health Security Agency

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

10, Oct, 2021 @10:59 AM

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NHS aims to give 35m flu jabs amid warnings of up to 60,000 deaths
Service aims to immunise more than half the population amid fears of particularly deadly flu season

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Oct, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives
After 18 months of social distancing, scientists believe people’s immune defences have weakened

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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NHS aims to deliver over 1m daily Covid and flu jabs in race against time
Health service to start administering boosters and jabs for children amid growing fears of winter crisis

Denis Campbell, Pamela Duncan and Tobi Thomas

16, Sep, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Mandatory masks could return this winter, says Sajid Javid
Health secretary says public could again be advised to work from home under plans for coping with Covid in England over coming months

Heather Stewart Political editor

14, Sep, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Shortfall of 50,000 doctors may overwhelm NHS in winter, BMA warns
Number of medics in England fell further behind comparable EU countries over summer, as more consider quitting due to burnout

Andrew Gregory Health editor

13, Sep, 2021 @3:36 PM

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GP surgeries in England cancel flu jabs amid vaccine shortage
Vaccine maker Seqirus wrote to GPs warning of delays from ‘unforeseen road freight challenges’

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

03, Sep, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Drug firms poised to make billions of dollars from Covid booster jabs
Sales of BioNTech, Moderna and Pfizer drugs could rival $6bn-a-year market for flu vaccines, say analysts

Julia Kollewe

13, Aug, 2021 @4:24 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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Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boosters
Fears grow that low take-up now will cause autumn clash with booster campaign

Robin McKie & James Tapper

25, Jul, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Record 35m people will be offered free flu jab to ease pressure on NHS
Vaccine drive comes amid warnings of a nightmare winter as immunity falls due to Covid restrictions

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Act now or NHS could be overwhelmed this winter, report warns
Report commissioned by chief scientific adviser says Covid, flu and RSV could push health service to breaking point

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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