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Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrevious infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Researchers at Oxford University found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far be...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortages

Combination of rise in demand for products as some countries reopen and lockdowns in some port cities mean prices could climbAn outbreak of Covid-19 in southern China has combined with the rapid reopening of the world economy and a shortage of shipping containers to cause a surge in transport costs that could fuel inflation and cause shortages of goods across the globe.China reported 21 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Wednesday with 15 of them in the vital industrial province of Guangdo...
Tags: Business, Science, China, India, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Guangdong, Coronavirus, COVID


A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time. In a new paper this week, the scientists who treated and investigated these initial cases say the covid-19 pandemic helped create a breeding ground for the fungus to emerge and spread inside a hospital’s intensive care unit.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Antibiotic Resistance, Candida, Occupational Safety and Health, Pandemic, Mucormycosis, Candida auris, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Yeasts, Health Medical Pharma, Pathogenic Microbes


More countries restrict travel from UK over Delta variant fears

Ireland to double to 10 days its quarantine period for UK travellers who are not fully vaccinated Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final stag...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Ireland to double quarantine period for unvaccinated UK arrivals

Travellers not fully vaccinated face 10 days in quarantine amid concerns over spread of Delta variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final s...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


China set to administer 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to administer 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


China set to deliver 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to deliver 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage to ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The Covid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines?

Analysis: what protection do they offer against infections, hospital admissions and deaths?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs lockdown easing in England is delayed from 21 June to a possible date of 19 July amid concerns of a substantial wave of hospitalisations due to the Delta variant of coronavirus, we take a look at the latest on the protection offered by vaccines against the disease.What does vaccine effectiveness mean? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike

Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategy launched last week by the Global Polio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Anne Wafula Strike


Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda

Vaccine thefts reported and hospitals unable to admit patients as cases leap 2,800% in a month Uganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic.Both private and public medical facilities in the capital, Kampala and in towns across the country – including regional hubs in Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu and Masaka – have reported running out or having acute shortages of AstraZeneca vaccines and oxygen. Hospitals report they are no l...
Tags: Health, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Uganda, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Kampala, Masaka, Global Health, Coronavirus


Though it is newly respectable, the Wuhan lab theory remains fanciful | David Robert Grimes

Conspiracy theories on origins distract from tackling the pandemic and boost tawdry blame gamesIn the storm of disinformation since the emergence of Covid-19, the assertion that the virus is human-created has lingered on the fringes. This outlandish conjecture, once confined to conspiracy theorists, has undergone a renaissance after Joe Biden’s insistence that scientists should investigate the possible lab origins of Covid. From Vanity Fair to the Washington Post, the theory has been given a ven...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, China, World news, Joe Biden, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Occam, David Robert Grimes, Coronavirus, Covid From Vanity Fair


Why are women more prone to long Covid?

While men over 50 tend to suffer the most acute symptoms of coronavirus, women who get long Covid outnumber men by as much as four to one Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn June 2020, as the first reports of long Covid began to filter through the medical community, doctors attempting to grapple with this mysterious malaise began to notice an unusual trend. While acute cases of Covid-19 – particularly those hospitalised with the disease – tended to be mostly male and o...
Tags: Science, Biology, Pregnancy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Microbiology, Women's Health, ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


Covid lockdown: should England open up on 21 June?

The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contactCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it’s too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and admissions to hospital, many experts say a short delay could be a major benefit to understanding that rel...
Tags: Business, England, Science, India, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Immunology, Imperial College London, Anne Cori, Coronavirus


Should England open up on 21 June? The factors Johnson must consider

The prime minister has a host of problems to weigh up before deciding to remove all legal restrictions on social contactCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe key issue is the extent to which infections of the Delta variant first detected in India will lead to hospitalisations and deaths. The problem is that it’s too early to say. Because of the lag between cases and admissions to hospital, many experts say a short delay could be a major benefit to understanding that rel...
Tags: Business, England, Science, India, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Immunology, Imperial College London, Anne Cori, Coronavirus


Delay lifting Covid restrictions in England, experts urge

Scientists advise four-week delay to 21 June reopening as cases of Delta variant and hospitalisations doubleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts – including government scientific advisers – have urged against lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions on 21 June, warning: “We don’t want to go backwards”.It comes amid reports that lockdown easing will be delayed by four weeks. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Immunology, Coronavirus


Delay lifting Covid restrictions in England, warn experts

Scientists advise four-week delay to June 21 reopening as cases of Delta variant and hospitalisations doubleExperts – including government scientific advisers – have urged against lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions on 21 June, warning: “We don’t want to go backwards”.It comes amid reports that lockdown easing will be delayed by four weeks. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Immunology, Coronavirus




Previously Common Diseases Are Bouncing Back After a Covid Hiatus

With covid-19 waning in the U.S. and people returning to their old habits, once-routine contagious diseases are predictably popping back up after a year of being suppressed by pandemic precautions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Norovirus, Foodborne Illness, Pandemic, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Health Medical Pharma


Rapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US report

Innova tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the tests sh...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


US health agency gives lateral flow Covid tests scathing report

Innova rapid tests’ performance not proven and they should be returned to manufacturer or thrown in bin, says FDACoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) has raised significant concerns about the rapid Covid test on which the UK government has based its multibillion-pound mass-testing programme.In a scathing review, the US health agency suggested the performance of the test had not been established, presenting a risk to health, and that the te...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Innova, Coronavirus, US Food and Drug Agency FDA


Delta variant causes more than 90% of new Covid cases in UK

Variant first discovered in India is thought to spread more easily and be more resistant to vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 90% of Covid cases in the UK are now down to the coronavirus Delta variant first discovered in India, data has revealed, as the total number of confirmed cases passed 42,000.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been linked to a rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks. It is believed to spread more easily than t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, Coronavirus, COVID


Delta variant is linked to 90% of Covid cases in UK

Variant first discovered in India is thought to spread more easily and be more resistant to vaccinesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 90% of Covid cases in the UK are now down to the coronavirus Delta variant first discovered in India, data has revealed, as the total number of confirmed cases passed 42,000.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been linked to a rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks. It is believed to spread more easily than t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid distancing may have weakened children’s immune system, experts say

End of social distancing and mask-wearing could leave children vulnerable to common bugsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are concerned that measures to combat Covid-19 have weakened the immune systems of young children who have not been able to build up resistance to common bugs, leaving them vulnerable when mask-wearing and social distancing eventually end.Contact with viral pathogens happens on a fairly regular basis and although it does not always lead to...
Tags: England, Science, Children, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Flu, Coronavirus


A victim of its own success: how Taiwan failed to plan for a major Covid outbreak

Once a poster child for blocking coronavirus, Taiwan failed to fully prepare a pandemic response or vaccination rolloutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile most of the world suffered through hundreds of millions of cases and millions of deaths from Covid-19, the 23.5 million people in Taiwan largely lived a normal life, thanks to a well-documented strong and early response that saw it go 250 days without a single local case. It lobbied for inclusion in the World Heal...
Tags: Science, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Coronavirus


Covid Delta variant ‘about 40% more transmissible’, says Matt Hancock

Under-30s to be offered jabs from next week but variant makes decision on easing rules in England ‘more difficult’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new Delta variant of coronavirus appears to be about 40% more transmissible than the variant it has largely replaced, Matt Hancock has said, making government decisions about whether to ease restrictions in England on 21 June “more difficult”.Saying that under-30s will be called to begin vaccinations from next week, the ...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Data on Delta variant splits scientists on lifting final Covid restrictions

Sage group advises against easing social distancing on 21 June, but others say it is too early to assess risksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth experts remain divided over the dangers posed by the new Delta variant of Covid-19 and the risks it poses to the nation as ministers consider whether or not to lift lockdown later this month.Some argue that the new variant, first identified in India, is a significantly increased threat to the UK and have urged that delays...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


HIV after Covid: Anthony Fauci and an army of researchers seek to regain momentum

In the summer of 1981, public health professionals faced a terrifying crisis. Their work helped shape victories against the current pandemic – but some fear hard-won ground is lostAs Anthony Fauci marks 40 years since HIV emerged, he regrets how the extraordinary disruptions that Covid-19 have wreaked upon society have hampered efforts to tackle the major pandemic that preceded it. Related: 'Brand-new disease, no treatment, no cure': how Anthony Fauci's fight against Aids prepared him to tackl...
Tags: Science, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, US domestic policy, Aids and HIV, Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus


Delta variant 30-100% more transmissible, says UK Covid expert

Prof Neil Ferguson sounds warning as remaining lockdown restrictions are due to be lifted 21 JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Delta variant of coronavirus, first discovered in India, is anywhere between 30% to 100% more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha (or Kent) variant, according to Prof Neil Ferguson, whose Covid modelling was key to the UK’s first lockdown.Ferguson is a leading epidemiologist at Imperial College London who advised the governm...
Tags: UK, England, Science, India, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ferguson, Imperial College London, BBC Radio, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK reports 5,274 new cases in highest daily total since March; Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s

UK also reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adultsDelta variant may increase hospital admission, early data suggestsCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 7.22pm BST France’s seven-day moving average of daily Covid-19 deaths fell below 100 for the first ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Office For National Statistics, Reuters, KINSHASA, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: India orders 300m doses of unapproved Covid vaccine Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated countryCovid variants: how much protection do vaccines give us?‘Exponential’ rise in Covid cases in Kinshasa, says WHOTokyo Games will go ahead, says Olympics chief, after concern raisedBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’See all our coronavirus coverage 5.23pm BST A cruise ship arrived today in Venice, Italy, for the first time in 17 months, signall...
Tags: Japan, Science, France, India, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Johns Hopkins, Venice Italy, KINSHASA, Coronavirus



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