Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Suspension of the NZ travel bubble is set to expire today, but fresh cases could delay its reopening as Jacinda Ardern’s Covid response rated world’s best. Follow the latest Läs mer…

Hospital incursions by Covid deniers putting lives at risk, say leaders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS Läs mer…

Germany expected to tighten borders to control spread of Covid variants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The German government is expected to announce tighter border controls after warnings from leading virologists that the move is vital to control the spread in the country of more Läs mer…

AstraZeneca denies pulling out of talks as EU Covid vaccine row deepens

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row over coronavirus vaccine shortages in the EU has descended into farce as AstraZeneca denied claims by the European commission that it had pulled out of a crunch Läs mer…

Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests Läs mer…

China starts using anal swabs to test 'high-risk' people for Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers to be at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV has reported. Officials took anal swabs from residents Läs mer…

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Limits on gatherings could be lifted in Sydney after more than a week of zero locally acquired cases, as Victoria records its 21st day of no community cases. Follow Läs mer…

Why has Britain suffered more than 100,000 Covid deaths?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On nearly every metric, the UK death toll from coronavirus has now exceeded 100,000. Here, we look at why that figure is so high. Health of the nation Britain Läs mer…

Why has AstraZeneca reduced promised vaccine supply to EU and is UK affected?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Why has AstraZeneca reduced its projected vaccine supplies to the EU? AstraZeneca warned the European commission on Friday that there would be a significant shortfall in the promised 100m Läs mer…

French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; French politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results. Researchers at the institute said clinical Läs mer…

Lucky break: how NSW got Covid under control

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After outbreaks in Sydney threatened to spoil the state’s summer, health authorities once again seem to have contained a flare-up without resorting to a city-wide lockdown State-by-state restrictions explained Läs mer…

EU means business over Covid vaccine exports, says Von der Leyen

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Commission president says firms must deliver on orders after AstraZeneca warns of shortfall Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The EU “means business”, Ursula von der Läs mer…

Should we worry about claims AstraZeneca jab has 8% efficacy in over-65s?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A row has broken out after German newspapers suggested the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might have a lower efficacy among the over-65s. Below we take a look at the claims, and Läs mer…

Pharmaceutical giants not ready for next pandemic, report warns

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms are little prepared for the next pandemic despite a mounting response to the Covid-19 outbreak, an independent report has warned. Jayasree K Iyer, executive Läs mer…

German government challenges AstraZeneca Covid vaccine efficacy reports

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The German government has challenged reports of a lower-than-expected efficacy rate of the AstraZeneca vaccine for older people, while reiterating concerns about the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant’s data reporting. An Läs mer…

Covid in the UK: how first cases exposed flaws in response

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The handling of the first two cases of Covid in the UK a year ago this week provided an ominous foretaste of the country’s response to the pandemic, according Läs mer…

New Zealand borders to stay closed until citizens are 'vaccinated and protected'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jacinda Ardern has said New Zealand and “the world” need to return to some semblance of normality before she opens the country’s borders to foreign nationals. The prime minister Läs mer…

Covid linked to risk of mental illness and brain disorder, study suggests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; One in eight people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the virus, a new analysis Läs mer…

Germany to administer Covid drugs used to treat Donald Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Country will be first in EU to use antibody cocktails after government buys 200,000 doses Specialist clinics in Germany will this week become the first hospitals in the EU Läs mer…

Australia halts New Zealand travel bubble over case of infectious new Covid variant

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia has suspended its travel bubble with New Zealand for three days after a confirmed case of a highly transmissible Covid-19 variant was identified in a woman who had Läs mer…

The information warriors fighting 'robot zombie army' of coronavirus sceptics

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sometimes, Stuart Ritchie feels like he’s being pursued by an army of smiley faces. The lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, is Läs mer…

‘I worry about their social skills’: parents on children's screen time in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The worst part of the pandemic for 11-year-old Sandy is that he can’t see his friends. The best part is that limits on how much time he spends online Läs mer…