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Covid caution dampens the heady promises of ‘freedom day’
Customers remain hesitant as lockdown habits and the prospect of crowded venues put people off going out

James Tapper

01, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Bad genes, not rock’n’roll excess, killed Elvis Presley, claims biographer
A new book by Sally Hoedel argues that the singer was a sick man supporting his family and friends

Edward Helmore

01, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Uber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young people in UK to get Covid jab
Companies will offer credit and price reductions in government push to boost vaccination rates

Michael Savage

01, Aug, 2021 @7:34 AM

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There’s a case for vaccine passports, but ministers are failing to make it | Andrew Rawnsley
The government’s hesitant and incoherent policy serves only to create suspicion and offer ammunition to anti-vaxxers

Andrew Rawnsley

01, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Is Covid-19 on the run in the UK?
A fall in case numbers last month raised hopes that Britain may be reaching herd immunity, but experts warn against complacency, given uncertainty about new variants and autumn’s return to school

Robin McKie Science Editor

01, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on the plight facing children post-Covid | Observer editorial
This is quickly becoming no country for young people

Observer editorial

01, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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It’s a year since my open-heart surgery. It took almost losing my life to rediscover my lust for it | Andrew Stafford
Though I wouldn’t recommend it as a solution to psychological trauma, it gave me a radical sense of perspective and gratitude

Andrew Stafford

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 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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Revealed: the secret trauma that inspired German literary giant
WG Sebald’s writing on the Holocaust was driven by the anger and distress he felt over his father’s service in Hitler’s army

Donna Ferguson

31, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Covid vaccine status proof will not be required for students in England
Department for Education says it encourages take-up of Covid jabs but has no plans for passport system

Harry Taylor

31, Jul, 2021 @3:54 PM

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‘The assignment made me gulp’: Could talking to strangers change my life?
So often we interact with the world via phones and apps, but what if you struck up a conversation with a random person? A growing body of research suggests we should

Jamie Waters

31, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator
Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?

Sarah Perry

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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