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Health agency urges millions in UK to get flu jab by 10 December
New figures show that less than half of those who are pregnant or have underlying health condition have had vaccination

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, Dec, 2021 @5:31 PM

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1922: Scenes from a Turbulent Year by Nick Rennison review – a slice of history repeating
A vivid account of a post-pandemic year a century ago when Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, the BBC set up and James Joyce’s Ulysses derided

Kathryn Hughes

19, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Flu deaths drop dramatically in Australia due to Covid measures with one type possibly eliminated
Research suggests one of the four main types of influenza virus may have been eliminated thanks to pandemic health measures

Donna Lu

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Flu, cancer, HIV: after Covid success, what next for mRNA vaccines?
The technology was viewed with scepticism before the pandemic but there is now growing confidence about its use

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Nov, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Post-lockdown colds spur sales at Strepsils and Nurofen maker
Reckitt Benckiser records better than expected results after rise in cases of coughs and flu

Rupert Neate

26, Oct, 2021 @3:04 PM

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UK government paves way to bring in tough ‘plan B’ Covid rules
Councils consulted over support for measures such as vaccine passports amid warnings by senior doctors that NHS faces winter illness ‘triple whammy’

Michael Savage, Robin McKie and James Tapper

23, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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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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