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Gordon Brown calls for G7 to act on Covid vaccine ‘apartheid’

Former prime minister says group should commit to global vaccine drive and slams UK’s foreign aid cutCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePreventing poor countries suffering from vaccine “apartheid” will require the G7 group of rich nations to commit $30bn (£22bn) a year to a global immunisation drive, Gordon Brown has said.The former Labour prime minister said the UK should use June’s G7 summit in Cornwall to rekindle the moral purpose of the Make Poverty History campaign...
Tags: Gordon Brown, G7, Vaccines and immunisation, Aid, Economic policy, Economics, Business, Global development, Health, Politics, Society, UK news, World news


UK’s Covid vaccine programme on track despite AstraZeneca problems

Seventy-five per cent of population can be fully immunised by first week in August, according to forecastsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccination programme is expected to be effectively completed shortly after the United States’ this summer, and several weeks ahead of the EU, despite falling up to six weeks behind because of problems affecting its workhorse AstraZeneca jab.Airfinity, which tracks vaccination programmes worldwide, forecasts that 75% of the...
Tags: Vaccines and immunisation, Health, Society, Coronavirus, Infectious diseases, World news, US news, Medical research, Microbiology, Science


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from Chile and Israel

Contrasting lessons from the two countries, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lec...
Tags: Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel, Chile, Infectious diseases, Medical research, Epidemics, Health, Science, Society


Is vaccinating against Covid enough? What we can learn from other countries

Contrasting lessons from Chile and Israel, both with high rates of inoculation against the virus, show the danger is not pastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA trio of countries stand out for the effectiveness of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes: Israel, Chile and the UK. All have managed to inoculate an impressively high percentage of their people but each has fared very differently in controlling the disease.Israel has done so well it is resuming university lect...
Tags: Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Israel, Chile, Infectious diseases, Medical research, Epidemics, Health, Science, Society


Global Covid vaccine rollout threatened by shortage of vital components

Pharmaceutical firms warn of delays to items such as the large bags in which vaccine cells are grownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine-makers around the world face shortages of vital components including large plastic growbags, according to the head of the firm that is manufacturing a quarter of the UK’s jab supply.Stan Erck, the chief executive of Novavax – which makes the second vaccine to be grown and bottled entirely in Britain – told the Observer that the sh...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Novavax, Coronavirus, Stan Erck


UK Covid cases could rise again despite vaccine progress – WHO official

Exclusive: Dr Catherine Smallwood says there is potential for surge unconnected to increases in EuropeThe success of Britain’s vaccine programme is not enough to protect it from another wave of coronavirus unconnected to rising cases in Europe, a senior World Health Organization expert has said.Dr Catherine Smallwood, a senior emergency officer at WHO Europe, also said confidence in vaccines may have dipped after changes to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab rollout, with under-30s to be offered alterna...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Britain, Health policy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, WHO Europe, Catherine Smallwood, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


UK ministers silent on AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia

Downing Street will not confirm or deny report that more than 700,000 Covid jabs were sent after EU blocked exportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish ministers and officials did not deny that more than 700,000 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine were secretly dispatched from the UK to Australia a few weeks ago as the EU blocked the drug’s export.The Sydney Morning Herald reported that 717,000 AstraZeneca doses were dispatched in late February and March from the compa...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Australia, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Australia news, Public services policy, European Commission, Health policy, Astrazeneca


‘Think of others’: elderly people in Zimbabwe dispel scepticism on Covid vaccine

While younger generations remain suspicious, growing numbers of senior citizens are taking up the jabThey may be old, frail, and vulnerable but they are the foot soldiers at the front of Zimbabwe’s Covid vaccination drive. Amid widespread scepticism among the younger population, it is elderly people who are coming out to lead by example.The queues at the vaccination centres in the capital, Harare, are dominated by older people. At Wilkins Hospital, Felda Mupemhi, 85, grasps her walking stick as ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Global development, Zimbabwe, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Harare, Coronavirus, Wilkins Hospital Felda Mupemhi


Vaccine confidence fears as under-30s in UK offered AstraZeneca alternative

Experts warn of impact after advice changes in response to 79 blood clot cases out of 20m vaccinationsJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca could damage vaccine confidence, say experts

Option offered to under-30s after UK records 79 cases of rare blood clots out of 20m jabs administeredJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Back in business - how Israel beat Covid: inside the 9 April Guardian Weekly

This week: Behind Israel’s vaccination success story. Plus, Myanmar’s mass exodus, and Britain’s contentious race report.Get the magazine delivered to your doorThe northern hemisphere spring is well on the way: will it bring renewed grounds for optimism as the world wrestles with the Covid pandemic? Many nations still face difficult weeks ahead as cases surge and vaccination rates are slow. But in others, normality is returning fast as infection rates fall to negligible levels.This week’s Guardi...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Israel, Society, World news, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Myanmar, Vaccines and immunisation, Auckland, Sarah Boseley, Oliver Holmes


Welsh patients to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to be first in UK to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Nation’s mass rollout begins on Wednesday, while Scotland will administer first doses later this weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


Patients in Wales to receive Moderna Covid vaccine

Welsh health minister hails ‘significant addition’ to country’s vaccination programmeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients in Wales will from Wednesday become the first in the UK to receive the Moderna vaccine as part of a mass vaccination programme, with the first doses in Scotland set to come later this week.The initial jabs would be given at the West Wales general hospital in Carmarthen, the Welsh government said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, west Wales, Carmarthen, Moderna, Coronavirus


AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: weighing up the risks and rewards

Despite scientific advice to continue getting the jab, answers about fatal blood clots are urgently neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines have side-effects, as do all medicines. Most often, jabs cause sore arms, a headache or a bit of nausea – none of which would be very significant when weighed against the toll of a serious virus such as Covid-19.But sometimes the risk-benefit calculation may look less simple, as in the case of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid jab...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Oxford/AstraZeneca jab could have causal link to rare blood clots, say UK experts

Evidence ‘consistent with causality’ but vaccination programme must continue, says drug safety specialistCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrug safety experts in the UK believe there could be a causal link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid jab and very rare blood clots but say vaccination programmes must continue, with risk mitigation for women under 55.Prof Saad Shakir, the director of the drug safety research unit (DSRU) at Southampton University, said the evidence...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Southampton University, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Saad Shakir, DSRU


EU drug agency denies already finding causal link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

European Medicines Agency says review ongoing after head of vaccines spoke of ‘clear’ associationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s drug regulator has denied it has already established a causal connection between the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare blood clotting syndrome, after a senior official from the agency said there was a link.In a statement to Agence France-Presse, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Tuesday it had “not yet reached a conclu...
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu, European Union, Society, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, European Medicines Agency, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Covid: seven deaths reported in Oxford/AstraZeneca UK recipients

Experts say numbers of rare blood clots remain low and benefits of vaccine far outweigh risks of Covid-19 infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome and seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card”...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Experts stress vaccine benefits outweigh risks after seven UK deaths

30 reported cases of blood-clotting issues after AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab out of 18m dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome including seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card” scheme to pick up ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, AstraZeneca COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca


Seven UK recipients of Oxford jab reported dead after clotting

Experts say numbers of rare blood clots remain low and benefits of Covid vaccine far outweigh risksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther cases of a rare blood clotting syndrome including seven deaths have been reported among recipients of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK, although experts say the numbers remain low and the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any risks.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), runs a “yellow card” scheme to...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Regulatory Agency MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Pfizer vaccine has 91% efficacy for up to six months, trial shows

Findings based on two doses three weeks apart are first to show shot remains effective for many monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech protects against symptomatic Covid for up to six months, an updated analysis of clinical trial data has found.In a statement released on Thursday, the companies reported efficacy of 91.3% against any symptoms of the disease in participants assessed up to six mon...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Society, World news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus


France to close schools and stop domestic travel after Covid surge

Emmanuel Macron announces three-week shutdown of schools after leaving restrictions ‘until last moment’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance’s schools are to close for at least three weeks and travel within the country will be banned for a month after Easter in an attempt to curb a dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm hospitals, Emmanuel Macron has said.In a televised address to the nation, the French president said the government had waited “...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, France, Germany, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Emmanuel Macron, Coronavirus


Taliban denies killing three female Afghan polio workers

Murders of two volunteers and a nurse come one day after relaunch of national vaccination campaignTwo female volunteers and a nurse working door to door to vaccinate children against polio were shot dead by gunmen in two separate incidents in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday.On the same day, government officials confirmed that an explosion had rocked Jalalabad’s health ministry headquarters but no casualties were reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Islamic State, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Jalalabad, Global Health


How Mary Wortley Montagu's bold experiment led to smallpox vaccine – 75 years before Jenner

A new book celebrates the trailblazing work of the English aristocrat, who successfully inoculated her daughterIt was a daring and dangerous experiment that paved the way for the development of the first safe vaccine and saved countless lives. Yet when Lady Mary Wortley Montagu deliberately infected her own daughter with a tiny dose of smallpox – successfully inoculating the three-year-old child in 1721 – her ideas were dismissed and she was denounced by 18th-century society as an “ignorant woma...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Society, UK News, World news, History, Medical Research, Culture, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Jenner, Aristocracy, Mary Wortley Montagu, Wortley Montagu


Coronavirus live news: English churches to be allowed choirs for Easter; Venezuelan president’s Facebook page frozen over cure claim

Small groups allowed to perform in places of worship in England; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; Facebook says Nicolas Maduro has violated its misinformation policiesOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.23pm GMT 10.08pm GMT Small choirs will be allowed to perform at churches in En...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, England, Society, World news, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Nicolás Maduro, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Venezuelan president’s Facebook page frozen over cure claim; UK deaths pass 150,000 milestone, analysis shows

Turkey sees highest number of daily cases this year; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; UK vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groupsOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19pm GMT Here is more on the rock concert in Barcelona where spectators had rapi...
Tags: Health, UK, France, Barcelona, Society, World news, Turkey, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Palau Sant Jordi, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: UK Covid deaths pass 150,000 milestone, analysis shows; Turkey sees highest number of daily cases this year

Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge; vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groupsOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.32pm GMT Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about Co...
Tags: Health, Facebook, UK, Society, World news, Turkey, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, Maduro, Roman Catholic Church, WHO World Health Organization, Coronavirus, COVID, Carvativir


Coronavirus live news: England passes 25m first vaccine dose milestone; Brazil daily deaths near 4,000 amid surge

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.31pm GMT A woman in New York lost her personal injury lawsuit after her attorney refused to wear a...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Indonesia, India, Society, World news, Brooklyn, NHS, Brazil, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, New York Daily News, Reuters India


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson has 'seen nothing to dissuade him from continuing along roadmap to freedom'; Philippines imposes stricter conditions

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.34pm GMT Boris Johnson has attributed the UK’s vaccine success to “capitalism” and “greed”. Thoug...
Tags: Health, UK, India, US, Society, World news, Philippines, NHS, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Ucl, Serum, Reuters, Novavax, Mariana Mazzucato, Serum Institute


Coronavirus live news: UK over-70s could start getting booster jabs in September, Czech government extends state of emergency

Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerableOne in 25 hospitalised with Covid in UK since December had vaccine‘Vaccine prince’: the Indian billionaire set to make Covid jabs for the UKGazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatheringsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.24am GMT With the season of university offers well under way in the UK, some institutions are wooi...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, World news, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, Tildesley, Mike Tildesley



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