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Covid returns to top 10 causes of death

image sourceEPA Covid-19 was the ninth biggest cause of death in England in July, having been the 26th most common cause in June. In Wales it was the 22nd leading cause of death, having been…

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UK orders 35 million more Pfizer vaccine doses

But some scientists, including Prof Andrew Pollard, who helped develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, have warned that booster doses should be used to protect unvaccinated people in other countries, where they will have the greatest impact.

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Coronavirus: Young long Covid sufferers lead vaccine drive

Young people have shared stories of the debilitating effects of long Covid as they urge others to get jabbed. A new NHS video features the experiences of three previously healthy people as part of a…

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Coronavirus: Young people warn of long Covid amid jab drive

image sourceNHS Young people have shared stories of the debilitating effects of long Covid as they urge others to get jabbed. A new NHS video features the experiences of three previously healthy people as part…

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Why a US military base became a centre for Chinese Covid conspiracies

image sourceGetty Images A disinformation campaign claiming that the Covid-19 virus originated from an American military base in Maryland has gained popularity in China ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on the…

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Wuhan lab leak theory: How Fort Detrick became a centre for Chinese conspiracies

image sourceGetty Images A disinformation campaign claiming that the Covid-19 virus originated from an American military base in Maryland has gained popularity in China ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on the…

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Covid: New Zealand pandemic strategy in doubt amid Delta spread

image sourceGetty Images The arrival of the highly infectious Delta variant “does raise some big questions” about New Zealand’s pandemic response, a minister has said. Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said the variant “changes the…

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Covid: Antibody tests offered to public for first time

image sourceGetty Images Antibody tests are to be widely offered to the UK public for the first time in a new programme that aims to find out more about how much natural protection people have…

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Covid: CO2 monitors pledged to aid school ventilation

image sourceGetty Images Around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors are to be made available to schools in England next term to help improve ventilation and lessen Covid outbreaks. The Department for Education said the portable monitors…

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Covid cases: This summer compared with last

image sourceGetty Images This time last year, the UK was slowly taking its first small steps into what would become the second wave of Covid-19. That led to tighter local restrictions and, ultimately, lockdowns across…

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