Swine flu

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The pig whisperer: the Dutch farmer who wants to end factory farming
A unique ‘pig toilet’ and a diet of organic leftovers are part of former vet Kees Scheepens’ plans to put animal welfare and sustainability first

Senay Boztas

07, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Failures of State by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott review – how Britain became 'Plague Island'
In this meticulous, damning investigation, two journalists reveal how the government squandered a legacy of pandemic planning and led Britain into a dead end

Alan Johnson

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Covid and farm animals: nine pandemics that changed the world
Covid-19 has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuries

Tom Levitt

15, Sep, 2020 @11:40 AM

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Andy Burnham on Covid: 'We're a clear voice telling the machine what it's doing wrong'
Greater Manchester’s mayor learned lessons from swine flu and has lost no time exposing flaws in No 10’s response

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Aug, 2020 @12:29 PM

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Neil Ferguson: 20 years' experience with pathogen outbreaks
Workaholic whose departure from Sage is huge blow to Johnson standing on pandemic

Rajeev Syal

05, May, 2020 @8:48 PM

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The Guardian view on the Covid-19 strategy: insuring against a killer
Editorial: A virus that could almost double the number of deaths a year in the UK was left to spread untracked and could have overwhelmed the NHS. That can’t be allowed to happen again


31, Mar, 2020 @6:38 PM

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Is Britain prepared for a possible pandemic? The signs aren’t all that good… | Mark Honigsbaum
Previous Spanish, bird and swine flu pandemics can offer useful indicators of how to lessen the impact of coronavirus in the UK

Mark Honigsbaum

01, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Animals farmed: Pet smuggling, animal testing and swine fever warnings
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

07, Nov, 2019 @11:08 AM

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African swine fever: the deadly virus that has landed on Australia's doorstep
The deadly virus wreaking havoc in Asia has been detected in Timor-Leste, just 680km north of Darwin

Calla Wahlquist

12, Oct, 2019 @7:00 PM

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China to auction 10,000 tonnes of pork from state reserves
Release of food staple comes amid soaring prices and African swine flu epidemic

Lily Kuo in Beijing

18, Sep, 2019 @11:18 AM

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African swine fever hits Chinese pork industry in run-up to New Year
Deadly virus causing alarm at time when demand for nation’s favourite meat is due to spike

Lily Kuo in Beijing

24, Oct, 2018 @11:24 AM

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Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy cases
Dozens of children who developed sleep disorder after getting vaccine could get compensation after high court ruling

Ian Sample Science editor

09, Feb, 2017 @10:56 AM

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