Vaccines and immunisation

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Atagi expected to update advice on fifth dose of Covid vaccine within weeks
Experts urge governments to reprioritise public health messaging amid fears the anti-vaccine lobby ‘has the floor’ on immunisation

Henry Belot

25, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Does Covid reinfection bring more health risks – or make you ‘super immune’?
The debate over the risks of reinfections – which are likely to continue – could determine what precautions people take, but experts disagree on the data

Eric Berger

23, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Andrew Bridgen’s Covid vaccine tweets could harm public health | Letter
Letter: We need a high booster uptake of Covid and flu vaccines, writes Dr Simon Williams; the fewer anti-vax messages the better

17, Jan, 2023 @5:45 PM

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‘People aren’t taking this seriously’: experts say US Covid surge is big risk
Fewer precautions, recent holidays and subvariants have driven rise in cases but boosters, masks and other precautions are still effective

Melody Schreiber

15, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Immunity debt: does it really exist?
Some claim the rise in winter infections has been caused by the reduction of seasonal bugs during lockdowns. But experts are sceptical about these oversimplified explanations

Philip Ball

14, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid in China in past five weeks
Death toll only of those who died in hospital and true figure likely to be higher, although officials say peak has passed in most areas

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Robin McKie

14, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Chinese flock to Hong Kong to get private Covid booster shots
Travel packages also advertised in Macau as interest grows in mRNA vaccines unavailable on mainland

Helen Davidson in Taipei

13, Jan, 2023 @10:36 AM

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You can’t stop the likes of Bridgen and Tate saying dangerous things – but you can take away their soapboxes | Gaby Hinsliff
It’s time to look again at the UK’s watered-down online safety bill: this problem is too big for democracies to ignore, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

13, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Cancer vaccine trials could start in England by autumn
Government deal with BioNTech paves way for early access to trials of personalised mRNA therapies

Jamie Grierson

06, Jan, 2023 @9:09 AM

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Sport, TV, tech and fashion: what does 2023 have in store for us?
From culture to politics, the cost of living crisis, lifestyle, the environment and science – the next 12 months will bring new stars, trends and challenges. Our experts point the way

Sean Ingle, John Naughton, Barbara Ellen, Simon Tisdall, Vanessa Thorpe, Toby Helm, Zoe Wood, Morwenna Ferrier, Ashish Ghadiali, Robin McKie

01, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Flu continues to spread in England with number of hospital patients up 79%
NHS England medical director urges people to have vaccinations against Covid and flu to minimise ‘twindemic’

Ian Sample Science editor

30, Dec, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Flu and Covid jabs to be offered in England on Christmas Day
NHS makes slots available through to 27 December and urgently appeals for people to be vaccinated as hospital admissions rise

Tom Ambrose

24, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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