Epidemics

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Monkeypox declared global health emergency by WHO as cases surge
Declaration is strongest call to action agency can make, with most recent such announcement being for Covid

Nicola Davis and Miranda Bryant

23, Jul, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Mystery of Black Death’s origins solved, say researchers
International team link spike in deaths at cemeteries in Kyrgyzstan in 1300s to start of plague pandemic

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un
Regime reports another 21 deaths as fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in South Africa and US concern health officials

Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Jason Burke in Cape Town

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Pigs can pass deadly superbugs to people, study reveals
Research into C difficile found antibiotic resistance is growing as a result of overuse on farm stock

Robin McKie Science editor

24, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Public health measures are key to curbing Covid in UK, say scientists
On the second anniversary of the first lockdown, experts including Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar, outline what needs to be done to cope with pandemics

James Tapper and Michael Savage

20, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Failure to prevent pandemics at source is ‘greatest folly’, say scientists
Protecting wildlife to stop viruses jumping to humans would save far more than it costs, analysis shows

Damian Carrington Environment editor

04, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Britain got it wrong on Covid: long lockdown did more harm than good, says scientist
A new book outlines the mistakes and missteps that made UK pandemic worse

Robin McKie

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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We can vaccinate 70% of the world against Covid by mid-2022. Here’s how
The WHO’s vaccination goal is achievable – but it will take proper funding, better vaccine distribution and jabs with longer shelf lives

Bipasha van der Zijde

31, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid – only global action can stop this pandemic
If we keep allowing this virus to spread through unvaccinated populations, the next variant could be even more deadly

Jeremy Farrar

04, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Covid-19 variants may not evolve to be less dangerous, says Neil Ferguson
Senior UK scientist says extent of threat posed by Omicron will not be clear until end of year

Ian Sample and Heather Stewart

01, Dec, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Scientists sharing Omicron data were heroic. Let’s ensure they don’t regret it | Jeffrey Barrett
The teams in Africa who detected the new Covid genome moved quickly. Their actions should not result in economic loss
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Jeffrey Barrett

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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People testing negative for Covid-19 despite exposure may have ‘immune memory’
Study says some individuals clear virus rapidly due to a strong immune response from existing T-cells, meaning tests record negative result

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2021 @4:45 PM

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