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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 CongoDr Christian Mayala and Dr Rodin Nzembuni Nduku sit together on a bench outside the Covid ward at Kinshasa’s Mama Yemo hospital.They are discussing the health of their father, Noel Kalouda, who contracted coronavirus weeks before, and is now lying in a hospital bed, breathing through an oxygen mask. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Africa, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Democratic Republic of the Congo, KINSHASA, Drc, Coronavirus, Christian Mayala


Coronavirus live news: Japan experts urge nationwide state of emergency as Sydney suffers worst pandemic day

Advisers to government in Tokyo say Covid surge requires harsher measures, while Australian state of NSW announces 262 new casesUS disputes WHO call to delay Covid booster shots to help poorer nationsFully vaccinated UK arrivals from France will not need to quarantineSydney Covid Delta variant outbreak ‘an epidemic of young people’ 6.21am BST China has reported 62 new cases as it seeks to control outbreaks of the Delta variant across more than half of its provinces, our correspondent Helen D...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Sydney, Tokyo, NSW, Jiangsu, Helen Davidson


Coronavirus live news: research shows extent of mental health impact in Europe

Pan-European research shows psychiatric services across the continent reduced level of careWHO calls for moratorium on vaccine boosters to speed up global first doses Which countries are vaccinating minors against Covid?China shuts down transport routes as it battles worst outbreak in monthsStatus of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas not recognised by NHSArdern’s popularity stumbles on New Zealand’s slow road to vaccination‘Fit and healthy’ British man who rejected vaccine dies of Covid 10.0...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, World Health Organisation WHO, Coronavirus, NHSArdern


Sydney Covid Delta variant outbreak ‘an epidemic of young people’

Data confirms ages of current Covid cases in NSW are different to first wave partly due to higher vaccination rates among older peopleFollow our Covid live blog for latest updateCovid death of Sydney man Aude Alaskar, 27, prompts calls for young people to get vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictions; Qld hotspotsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Delta virus spreading through greater Sydney is proving to be “an epidemic of younger people,” Prof Greg Dor...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, St Vincent, NSW, Coronavirus, Kerry Chant, Greg Dore, Sydney Covid Delta, Aude Alaskar, South Western Sydney Local Health District


The risks and rewards of vaccinating UK children against Covid

Analysis: official advisers have called for jabs to be given to children aged 16 and 17 in a rethink of policyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJust weeks ago, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that children over the age of 12 should only be vaccinated if they were extremely vulnerable or lived with someone at risk, citing concerns about an inflammatory heart condition linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Now the JCVI has tweaked that ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Children, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: WHO calls for moratorium on vaccine boosters to speed up global first doses

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says priority must be to ensure at least 10% of the population of every country is vaccinatedWhich countries are vaccinating minors against Covid?China shuts down transport routes as it battles worst outbreak in monthsStatus of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas not recognised by NHSArdern’s popularity stumbles on New Zealand’s slow road to vaccination‘Fit and healthy’ British man who rejected vaccine dies of Covid 3.23pm BST The EU executive has approved a contr...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Eu, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, European Commission, Who, Novavax, Coronavirus, COVID, NHSArdern


Coronavirus live news: vaccinated ‘three times less likely to test positive’; 220,000 children in England jabbed

Study suggests fully vaccinated less likely to pass virus on to others; more 16- and 17-year-olds in UK could be given green light for vaccineChina shuts down transport routes as it battles worst outbreak in monthsStatus of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas not recognised by NHSArdern’s popularity stumbles on New Zealand’s slow road to vaccinationDeath of Sydney man prompts calls for young people to get vaccinatedVaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll 8.35am BST The...
Tags: UK, England, Science, China, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, New Zealand, Sky News, LBC, Imperial College London, Sarah Gilbert, Steven Riley, Luke Pollard, Coronavirus


UK children aged 16 and 17 expected to be offered Covid vaccine

Minister says JCVI experts to update advice ‘imminently’ on widening access to vaccine to more teenagersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid vaccines are expected to be offered to children in the UK aged 16 and 17, in line with many other countries, after a minister confirmed government experts will update their advice “imminently”.Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said the government was expecting an announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination an...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Michelle Donelan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: more UK teenagers could get jab; highest cases in China since January

Teenagers in UK could be given green light for vaccine; US moratorium on evictions; Sydney man in his 20s dies from virusUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.29am BST Further to reports that the Covid vaccine could soon be recommended for UK 16 and...
Tags: UK, England, Science, China, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Sydney, Sky News, Michelle Donelan, Donelan, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: China sees most local cases since January; Biden rolls out more Covid aid

Teenagers in UK could be given green light for vaccine; US moratorium on evictions; Sydney man in his 20s dies from virusUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fearsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.23am BST Staying with the UK, the government has been criticised for failing to meet a pro...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Wales, China, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Sydney, Biden, Sturgeon, Joint Committee, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK reports 138 deaths amid 21,691 new cases; row in Germany over jabbing children

UK deaths are highest since mid-March; doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyScotland to scrap social distancing as it lifts most restrictionsUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quitHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears 4.12pm BST An additional 138 people in th...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Germany, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Biden, Sturgeon, England Continue, BST Nicola Sturgeon, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: England and Wales deaths reach three-month high; Indonesia struggles with surge in cases

Latest updates: Covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 23 July up 50%; Indonesia’s health workers struggle under weight of new casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 10.25am BST Nearly half (46%) of private landlords in the UK say they reduced or paused their tenants’ mon...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Science, Wales, Indonesia, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Biden, Shawbrook Bank, Office for National Statistics ONS, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US reaches 70% first-shot goal while Japan shifts to home care for most Covid patients

White House greets vaccine news as ‘Milestone Monday’ while Japan moves to ensure it has enough hospital beds amid a spike in Covid casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 6.15am BST In case you missed it, Guardian Australia’s medical editor Melissa Davey has written a fascinating feature on micro...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Tokyo, Biden, Reuters, Katsunobu Kato, Melissa Davey, Elisabeth Bik


Hundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of Queensland

Outbreak forces millions into lockdown in the sunshine state as New South Wales races to administer 6m doses amid Covid surgeSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of critical health workers in the Australian state of Queensland have gone into isolation as the country battles a growing Delta outbreak, while New South Wales raced to administer 6m vaccine doses before the scheduled end of lockdown in less than four week’s time.Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeannette Young, said health wo...
Tags: Science, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Jeannette Young, Queensland Children, Coronavirus


‘I am still waiting’: some Australians turned away from getting Covid vaccine because of register errors

More reports have emerged of problems with the national vaccine register, causing confusion and frustrationVaccine rollout tracker; get our morning email briefingIncorrect or missing records on the national immunisation register are causing some people to be turned away from getting a Covid-19 vaccine in locked-down Sydney, while others are being wrongly recorded as receiving the “hepatitis” jab or no vaccination at all.On Saturday, Guardian Australia reported that Sydney bus driver Ke Hua was w...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Western Australia, Coronavirus, Royal Prince Alfred, Ke Hua


Research into non-injectable Covid vaccines brings hope for needle-phobics

Scientists say anxiety around needles could be playing role in vaccine hesitancy in the UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe sight of a needle piercing skin is enough to chill a quarter of adult Britons and trigger up to 4% into fainting. But hope is on the horizon for needle-phobics as researchers are working on a range of non-injectable Covid vaccine formulations, including nasal sprays and tablets.Almost every vaccine in use today comes with a needle, and the appr...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Hundreds arrested in Berlin protests against Covid restrictions

Protesters defy court order banning marches against German government’s coronavirus measuresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 600 people have been arrested after participating in protests against the German government’s coronavirus measures, officials have said.About 13 separate demonstrations took place around Berlin on Sunday, despite being banned by a court order and participants saying they would not follow safety rules. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Germany, Berlin, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


New Sydney LGA Covid lockdown restrictions and update to regional NSW coronavirus rules explained

Covid restrictions extended for greater Sydney, with 8 LGAs in hard lockdown, including stricter mask rules and a 5km radius travel limit. Some restrictions have been eased with some construction to resume and a singles bubble introduced, while lockdown lifts in Orange. Here’s the full list of what you can and can’t do in NSWFull list and map of NSW hotspots and Covid exposure sitesFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesOther restrictions: Vic; Qld; SA; border restrictionsVaccine rollo...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Campbelltown, Vic, Georges River, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: thousands protest against German Covid measures; Fauci rules out new US lockdowns

Latest updates: UK reports 65 further deaths; US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threatNHS in England urged to redistribute near-expiry vaccines as take-up slows among youngUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 11.04pm BST Y...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: UK reports 24,470 new Covid cases; Fauci rules out new US lockdowns

Latest updates: UK also reports 65 further deaths; US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threatNHS in England urged to redistribute near-expiry vaccines as take-up slows among youngUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 4.24pm BST...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Fauci rules out new US lockdowns; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threat; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 3.01pm BST In the UK, Labo...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Biden, Jim McMahon, Fauci, Moderna, Rishi Sunak


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 12.59pm BST Pfi...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Sky News, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Pfizer Inc


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor pushes Boris Johnson to relax holiday rules, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reportsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Protests in Israel against new curbs as cases are highest in monthAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 9.07am BST Newly reported Covid-19 cases in Tokyo came in at 3,058 on Sunday, the metropolitan government announced, a...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Israel, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Cambodia, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Hun Sen, Sinovac, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine; 4.5m vaccine doses administered nationwide in July

Australia administers 4.5m vaccine doses in July, Prof Michael Kidd says. Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsOther restrictions: Vic; SA; border restrictionsHow do you convince someone to get vaccinated?‘A lottery w...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian


Is Covid-19 on the run in the UK?

A fall in case numbers last month raised hopes that Britain may be reaching herd immunity, but experts warn against complacency, given uncertainty about new variants and autumn’s return to schoolCoronavirus – latest updatesUK can expect thousands of Covid deaths every year, warn scientistsJohn Edmunds has been at the centre of the unravelling of the Covid-19 pandemic since cases first appeared in January 2020. A member of Sage, the government’s scientific advisory group, and a professor of epide...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Focus, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, Coronavirus, COVID


Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation

Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of Covid and encouraging people to use discredited medicationFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingSky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydr...
Tags: Health, Science, Media, Australia, Youtube, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Australian media, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Sky News Australia, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine on first full day of lockdown

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsQueensland Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsOther restrictions: NSW; Vic; SA; border restrictionsHow do you convince someone to get vaccinated?‘A lottery who ends up in hospital’: Australian Covid survivors speak outSydney anti-lockdown protest blocked as org...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Queensland records nine new cases on first full day of lockdown; four new cases in Victoria

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.30am BST The Ekka, the Royal Brisbane Show, is due to run from 7 to 15 August. It’s not yet clear whether that will go ahead. The organisers have delayed setting up in respo...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Young, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Royal Brisbane Show


Australia Covid live update: Queensland braces for more cases on first full day of lockdown; Victoria records four new cases

Queensland authorities expect case numbers and exposure sites to grow today as three million across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria has recorded four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST Lt Gen John Frewen, who leads the national Covid vaccine taskforce, has been interviewed on Sky News. Sky News’ Andrew Clennell asked F...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Gladys Berejiklian


NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown – as it happened

New South Wales records 210 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus – two-thirds in people under 40 – as police set up over anti-lockdown protest; Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today after six new cases. Follow the latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border re...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, NSW, Peter Gutwein, Coronavirus



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