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J&J jab linked to more blood clots; double vaccine production, says UN – as it happened
CDC says there is ‘plausible causal association’ between vaccine and dangerous clotting; European medicines watchdog says there is ‘promising evidence’ the vaccines work against variant first encountered in India

Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby ,Tobi Thomas, Martin Belam ,Martin Farrer (earlier)

12, May, 2021 @11:48 PM

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‘They came to kill’: Rio’s deadliest favela police raid sparks calls for change
Rio’s favelas have suffered countless horrors since the drug conflict began to intensify in the 1980s and the carnage in Jacarezinho has caused a wave of protest

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rio de Janeiro: at least 25 killed in city’s deadliest police raid on favela
Raid in violation of court order is city’s deadliest ever as police hail blow against drug gangs but critics decry ‘massacre’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

06, May, 2021 @5:29 PM

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‘This is tragic’: fears for Latin America’s young people as Covid accelerates
PAHO chief warns increasing number of young people dying in region that last week suffered more than a third of all virus deaths

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

05, May, 2021 @6:03 PM

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Bolsonaro ignored repeated warnings about Covid, ex-health minister says
Luiz Henrique Mandetta tells senate inquiry president was aware his anti-scientific response risked ‘death on an enormous scale’

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

04, May, 2021 @7:25 PM

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‘Calamity of maternal deaths’: Covid concern grows for Brazil’s pregnant
Following 803 pregnant and postpartum deaths, authorities have warned women to delay pregnancy as alarm rises

Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro

03, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Covid: political chaos and poverty leave South America at virus’s mercy
President Jair Bolsonaro’s prediction that the coronavirus crisis was nearing an end was misguided in Brazil and many of its neighbours

Tom Phillips in Rio

02, May, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Act now to prevent oxygen shortage in Covid-hit countries, say campaigners
Focus on vaccines and tests, while important, has been obscuring the need for oxygen in low- and middle-income countries

Sarah Boseley Health editor

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Poor countries need billions in aid to avert Covid catastrophe, experts warn
Virus will overwhelm health services across South America, Asia and Africa unless world leaders take urgent action

Robin McKie, Ashley Kirk, Michael Safi, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, Jason Burke and Michael Savage

02, May, 2021 @7:53 AM

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The UK’s role in the global fight against Covid-19 | Observer editorial
Ethically and, for its own sake, Britain cannot afford not to take the lead against the pandemic

Observer editorial

02, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK’s aid cuts hit vital coronavirus research around world
Leading UK expert says loss of funding certain to damage attempts to tackle virus

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

30, Apr, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Biden’s world: how key countries have reacted to the US president’s first 100 days
The new administration has signalled a sharp break in foreign policy from the Trump era – but how is that playing globally?

Jon Henley in Paris, Andrew Roth in Moscow, Patrick Wintour in London, Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Vincent Ni, Martin Chulov and Jason Burke in Johannesburg

30, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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