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‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop

Biden’s 70% vaccination target by Fourth of July likely to fall short as efforts to entice people to get shots have lost their initial impact With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain.Efforts to boost vaccination rates have come through a variety of incentive...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Coronavirus


Under-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all adults are jabbed, expert warns

Unvaccinated children have potential to drive third wave of highly transmissible Delta variant, says virologistThe drive to vaccinate all adults over the age of 18 in the UK could lead to the concentration of Covid-19 cases in schoolchildren, a leading British virologist has warned.Under-18s would then become reservoirs in which new variants of the virus could arise, said Julian Tang, of Leicester University. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Children, Society, UK News, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Julian Tang, Leicester University Continue


Covid jabs for billions of humans will earn their makers billions of dollars

We look at the drug firms – led by Pfizer and Moderna – that are set to profit most in an unprecedented global vaccination driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrugmakers led by US firms Pfizer and Moderna stand to make tens of billions of dollars from their Covid-19 vaccines this year and next, given G7 governments’ pledge to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, but sales are likely to drop sharply thereafter, according to analysts.Acclaimed for allowing a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Karen Andersen, Morningstar Continue


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


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


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


Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing – as it happened

This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here:See all our coronavirus coverage 12.05am BST This blog is now closed. You can find the latest Covid stories here: 11.19pm BST Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will draw comparisons with Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt by signing a new Atlantic charter in an attempt to show UK and US leadership can frame a post-Covid order in the same way the 1941 charter signed by the two leaders prefigured a new world order after...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Winston Churchill, Portugal, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Lisbon, US UK


Coronavirus live: Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Capital and three other municipalities will remain under restrictions until at least 27 June due to rise in infections; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Health experts in Haiti have said that low official pandem...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Portugal, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Haiti, Caribbean, Lisbon, Braga, Afp


Coronavirus live: UK facing ‘substantial third wave’; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Scale of third wave will depend on how effective vaccines are against new strains, says Prof Neil Ferguson; UK Office for National Statistics estimates eight in 10 have antibodies via infection of jabs; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Scotland, China, Germany, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Oxford, Wembley, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, David Hasselhoff


AstraZeneca vaccine linked to slightly higher risk of blood disorder

Analysis in Scotland finds small increase in risk of treatable condition called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageData from Scotland’s Covid vaccination programme has revealed a possible small increase in the risk of a treatable and often mild bleeding disorder after the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.Doctors examined the medical records of 5.4 million people in Scotland for instances of blood clots, unusual bleeding, and...
Tags: Health, Science, Scotland, UK News, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, ITP, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live: around 80% of UK adults likely to have antibodies; highest daily cases in Russia since March

UK Office for National Statistics estimates eight in 10 have antibodies via infection of jabs; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 1.54pm BST A Nobel-winning US biologist has walked back his comments that helped fuel theories...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Office For National Statistics, Baltimore, Wuhan, Merck Co, Peter Beaumont, David Baltimore


Coronavirus live: UK minister warns against making wedding plans; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Robert Jenrick says ‘clearly rising’ UK cases makes planning weddings a risk; Russia reports 10,407 new cases; Malaysian pandemic at ‘critical’ pointEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 10.05am BST Three people were killed in a blaze that broke out at a Rus...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Northern Ireland, Moscow, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Andrew Sparrow, Ryazan, Robert Jenrick


Coronavirus live: UK minister warns against making wedding plans as cases rise; Malaysia’s ICU beds ‘all full’

Robert Jenrick says ‘clearly rising’ UK cases makes planning weddings a risk; Malaysian pandemic is ‘critical’ after daily cases top 9,000Europeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseSan Francisco may be first major US city to hit herd immunity, experts sayEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games What could delay in easing mean for Britain?See all our coronavirus coverage 8.23am BST There’s already been some pushback on that investigation by the CMA into the refun...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Eu, US news, Malaysia, Ryanair, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Francisco, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Ba, British Airways


Coronavirus live news: Malaysia’s intensive care beds ‘are all full’, says health chief

Malaysian pandemic is ‘critical’ after daily cases top 9,000; Guangzhou orders closure of cinemas, theatres and nightclubs; Melbourne lockdown lifted Euro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games Can the G7 vaccinate the world against Covid by the end of 2022?What could delay in easing mean for Britain?See all our coronavirus coverage 6.26am BST A US pharmacist has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to trying to spoil hundreds of doses of the Moderna vaccine beca...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, US, US news, Malaysia, Wembley, Wisconsin, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Guangzhou, 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


Any menstrual changes after Covid jab would be short-lived, experts say

Scientists responding to anecdotal accounts say there is no fertility risk and experiences are highly variable Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageResearchers exploring whether Covid vaccines may disrupt menstrual cycles have said any potential changes to periods are short-term and do not affect fertility.Though any link between the jab and changes in periods is yet to be proven, anecdotal accounts have been highlighted and on social media. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Vaccines and immunisation, Women's Health, Menstruation, Coronavirus


UK tightens borders and travel rules as variants spark new alarm

Dominant variant ‘more likely to cause serious illness’ PHE data indicate as Grant Shapps warns of threat to reopening on 21 JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have moved to tighten Britain’s borders as new data suggests the Delta coronavirus variant is much more likely to cause serious illness and is circulating more rapidly within schools.With England’s reopening on 21 June hanging in the balance, the government removed Portugal from the green list of cou...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, England, Science, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Portugal, Vaccines and immunisation, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


Covid variants: how much protection do we get from vaccines?

While restrictions in England could lift soon, impact of Delta variant on vaccination programme is uncertainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn Wednesday Boris Johnson said he saw nothing in the current data to stop the planned lifting of Covid restrictions in England on 21 June. But he said questions remained over how much protection the current vaccines offered against the Delta variant, B.1.617.2. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid variants: how much protection do the different vaccines offer?

While restrictions in England could lift soon, impact of Delta variant on vaccination programme is uncertainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn Wednesday Boris Johnson said he saw nothing in the current data to stop the planned lifting of Covid restrictions in England on 21 June. But he said questions remained over how much protection the current vaccines offered against the Delta variant, B.1.617.2. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


No UK Covid deaths announced for first time in 10 months

News raises optimism in No 10 for unlocking despite warnings from scientists over third waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK has reported no deaths from Covid in a day, for the first time in 10 months, raising optimism in Downing Street that England could forge ahead with the final stage of the roadmap despite scientists warning that extra restrictions might be needed to control a third wave.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, hailed the statistic as proof that ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Downing Street, Conservative Leadership, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


Health experts urge caution on giving Covid vaccines to UK children

As the US and Europe approve plans to immunise teenagers, scientists in Britain advise delayLaunching a programme of Covid-19 immunisations for children should be considered only in special circumstances, leading health experts have warned.They say UK medical authorities, who are currently studying how vaccines for adolescents might be administered, should move with great care over the implementation of such a programme. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Children, US, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Dominic Cummings says Boris Johnson was ‘unfit for the job’ of PM during Covid crisis – live

PM’s former adviser says he heard Boris Johnson say he would rather see ‘bodies piled high’ than order lockdown in autumn and admits Durham trip was disasterThousands died who didn’t need to, Cummings tells MPs‘Upsetting and bleak’: Covid bereaved react to Cummings evidenceBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsUK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence ...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Durham, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Hancock


Dominic Cummings claims he heard PM say he’d rather see ‘bodies pile high’ than order new Covid lockdown – live

PM’s former adviser says he heard Boris Johnson say he would rather see ‘bodies piled high’ than order lockdown in autumn and admits Durham trip was disasterThousands died who didn’t need to, Cummings tells MPs‘Upsetting and bleak’: Covid bereaved react to Cummings evidenceBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsUK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Durham, Cummings, Owen, Dominic Cummings


Dominic Cummings claims ‘tens of thousands’ died unnecessarily because of way Covid was handled – live

Latest updates: PM’s former adviser says ‘no excuse’ for delaying a public inquiry into Covid-handling and admits Durham trip was a disasterBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsCummings says Covid chaos at No 10 was like ‘out-of-control movie’UK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence to MPs on Covid crisis 2.34pm BST This is from the Labour MP Bar...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Durham, Barbara Keeley, Cummings, Dominic Cummings


Dominic Cummings tells MPs Boris Johnson embraced chaos as ‘everyone has to look to me to see who’s in charge’ – live

Latest updates: PM’s former top adviser says the government failed the public and did not realise the severity of the situation until too lateBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsCummings says Covid chaos at No 10 was like ‘out-of-control movie’UK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence to MPs on Covid crisis 1.34pm BST This is from Prof Christina ...
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