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Malaria kills 180,000 more people annually than previously thought, says WHO
UN agency says world must support urgent rollout of new vaccine as it reveals new figures for malaria deaths

Lizzy Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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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 news: Omicron detected in US; UK reports 48,374 new cases and 171 deaths – as it happened
Case identified in California; UK infections on rise amid fears over Omicron variant; non-EU travellers to France must have negative Covid test regardless of vaccination status

Tom Ambrose (now), Rachel Hall, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

02, Dec, 2021 @12:50 AM

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Prince Harry compares Covid vaccine inequity to HIV struggle
Duke of Sussex says on World Aids Day that vaccinating the world against Covid is ‘test of our moral character’

Caroline Davies

01, Dec, 2021 @5:49 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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Older unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread
US, Japan and Singapore tighten rules for travellers but WHO says ‘blanket bans’ won’t contain the new Covid strain

Virginia Harrison and agencies

01, Dec, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Boosters may protect against new virus variant as US checks vaccine effectiveness – as it happened
Nitzan Horowitz says ‘already room for optimism’ that vaccines will cover new variant; US Food & Drug Administration checking if tweaks needed

Jem Bartholomew (now); Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

01, Dec, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Omicron Covid variant prompts nervous governments to impose travel curbs
Japan, Israel and Australia bring in tough travel measures; Joe Biden says variant is ‘cause for concern, not for panic’

Jon Henley and Nick Dall

29, Nov, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Omicron variant: G7 to hold emergency Covid meeting as Japan closes its borders
South African president and WHO’s Africa chief urge against travel bans, saying they ‘attack global solidarity’

Virginia Harrison and agencies

29, Nov, 2021 @4:42 AM

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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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Covid live: UK to bring in new measures after Omicron variant detected; Israel bans oversea visitors – as it happened
Masks to be mandatory in shops and on public transport in Britain; Israel closes border initially for 14 days

Nadeem Badshah (now), Léonie Chao-Fong, Harry Taylor ,Aamna Mohdin ,Samantha Lock (earlier)

28, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks
Meeting will determine if B.1.1.529 variant warrants a designation as one of ‘interest’ or of ‘concern’

Samantha Lock and agencies

26, Nov, 2021 @4:46 AM

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