Epidemics

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Coronavirus report warned of impact on UK four years before pandemic
Exclusive: Report from planning exercise in 2016 alerted government of need to stockpile PPE and set up contact tracing system

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @7:32 PM

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UK might not be over the worst, scientists warn, as Covid case numbers stay high
Inoculation programme must be stepped up before the onset of winter

Robin McKie

03, Oct, 2021 @6:45 AM

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‘We haven’t finished the job’: JVT reflects on 18 months of Covid
Exclusive: Listen to the experts, says deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam, not the celebrities

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @10:32 AM

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‘I Know Who Caused Covid-19’ review – the global blame game
Zhou Xun and Sander Gilman show how fear and poor terminology have fuelled racial prejudice during the pandemic

Devi Sridhar

23, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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UK vaccine volunteers to help prepare for next virus at new Pandemic Institute
The Liverpool site will work with other international centres to research the threat of emerging disruptive diseases

James Tapper

12, Sep, 2021 @5:06 AM

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‘They thought Covid only kills white people’: myths and fear hinder jabs in DRC
Mutant strain may emerge amid vaccine hesitancy, experts say, as even medics reject jabs in DR Congo

Lisa Murray in Kinshasa

05, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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We came, we surfed, then Covid forced us to pee in a layby on the way home | Kitty Empire
The dilemma coming to a staycation near you: what do you do when one of you tests positive four days into a holiday?

Kitty Empire

17, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Hope, horror and Covid-19: my 23 years as the Guardian’s health correspondent | Sarah Boseley
I’ve travelled the world covering everything from HIV to MMR to Ebola… and then Covid came along. These are stories that changed me – and the world

Sarah Boseley

17, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Rising public anger over Iraq’s healthcare system after ward fire that kills 92
Nasireyah residents demand officials resign as death toll rises from Covid hospital inferno

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

13, Jul, 2021 @2:50 PM

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History offers little guide to how we should escape from Covid’s clutches | Mark Honigsbaum
Herd immunity is this pandemic’s exit route, but passing the moral buck over to citizens is a dangerous strategy
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Mark Honigsbaum

11, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I love you!’: Australian epidemiologists grapple with newfound Covid fame
Scientists reflect on the ‘very strange thing’ of becoming a household name

Donna Lu

03, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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How good are we at predicting the pandemic? | David Spiegelhalter & Anthony Masters
Models have been useful, especially as humans are far too optimistic and confident

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

09, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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