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All adults to be offered third Covid jab by end of January, says Boris Johnson

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Every eligible adult in the UK should be offered a Covid booster by the end of January as ministers race to increase protection against the Omicron variant, Boris Johnson has announced. “We’re going to be throwing eve...

These adults moved back in with their parents during the pandemic. But did they regret it?

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When David and Linda Ellis sent their daughter Juliette, the youngest of their three children, off to college in 2019, they figured they had become empty-nesters for good. In short order, the couple downsized from the...

More microplastics in babies’ faeces than in adults’ – study

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Infants have more microplastics in their faeces than adults, a study has found. Microplastics are plastic particles smaller than 5mm in size that have been released into the environment from the breakage of bigger pla...

Arrested development: why are adults still playing high-schoolers on screen?

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By all accounts, Dear Evan Hansen has plenty of problems to contend with. Transplanted to cinema from its Tony-winning Broadway run, it has been battered by critics for everything from its “overlong” runtime to its “w...

Jabbed adults infected with Delta ‘can match virus levels of unvaccinated’

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Fully vaccinated adults can harbour virus levels as high as unvaccinated people if infected with the Delta variant, according to a sweeping analysis of UK data, which supports the idea that hitting the threshold for h...

Fifth of UK adults had a relationship breakdown during Covid, study finds

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More than one in five adults said they experienced a complete breakdown in a relationship at home or at work in the past year, the UK’s largest study of social ties during the pandemic has revealed. Younger people wer...

95% of British adults still wearing a mask when out, says survey

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Only one British adult in 20 is no longer wearing a mask outside their homes despite the relaxing of legal mask-wearing requirements earlier this month, according to the first official survey on complying with Covid m...

Israel offers Covid vaccine booster shots to at-risk adults

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Israel has said it will begin to offer a booster shot of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to adults with weak immune systems, but that it was still weighing up whether they should be given to the general public. The rapid...

Fewer than 8% of Australian adults fully vaccinated four months into rollout

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Fewer than than 40% of Australia’s oldest and most vulnerable citizens have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 more than four months into the rollout, new data shows. The federal health department finally released...

Vaccination mandatory for aged care workers as AstraZeneca made available to all Australian adults

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Under-40s will finally be allowed to get the AstraZeneca vaccine if they want it, while aged care workers will have to get at least one vaccine dose by mid-September, as Australia moves to “war game” its bungled vacci...

No increase in young adults living with parents after Covid, UK study finds

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The idea that the pandemic sent a vast new wave of UK young adult “boomerangers” moving back to live in the parental home is a myth, a study has found. A spate of media articles in the last few months have suggested t...

Coronavirus live news: US launches $3.2bn virus treatment program; England opens vaccines to all adults

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets Pfizer vaccine; England opens vaccines to all over 18s from Friday; new US program will focus on development of antiviral pills

Half of adults in UK watched porn during pandemic, says Ofcom

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Half the adult population of the UK watched online pornography during the pandemic, according to a projection by Ofcom which lays bare the activities of the 26 million individuals who view adult material. By far the m...

Half of American adults fully vaccinated against Covid, Biden officials say

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Half of adult Americans have now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Biden administration said on Tuesday. Joe Biden previously set a goal of having 70% of adults with at least one dose by 4 July. Vaccine hesi...

Most British adults played computer games during the pandemic, says Ofcom

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Most British adults played computer games during the pandemic after the lockdown gave people the time to indulge in releases such as Animal Crossing and contributed to a shortage of next-generation game consoles. Rese...

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