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China and the west must now cooperate to achieve global Covid vaccine coverage

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“Vaccine diplomacy” has evolved into a dirty phrase, not least in relation to China and the notion that its government could be exchanging ineffective jabs for geopolitical capital. At the weekend the G7 pledged just ...

Coronavirus live news: Covid outpacing vaccines, WHO warns; US nears 600,000 deaths

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Bolsonaro asks Pfizer to speed up vaccine delivery; WHO warns G7 billion vaccines pledge not enough; US death toll remains the highest worldwide

Marjorie Taylor Greene apologises for comparing Covid-19 masks to Holocaust – video

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Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene apologised for comparing Covid-19 mask requirements and vaccinations to the Nazi Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews. ‘I have made a mistake and it’s really bothered me...

JD Group boss defends bonus despite retailer accepting Covid support

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The boss of the retailer JD Group has defended receiving a multimillion-pound bonus during the coronavirus pandemic at the same time as the firm accepted more than £100m in government support. Peter Cowgill, the execu...

‘I don’t feel any the wiser’: uncertainty as wedding Covid rules eased

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After months of having to choose just 30 close relatives and friends to celebrate their nuptials with, couples in England will in theory be allowed to invite their full guest list from 21 June. But the rules are not s...

Queensland Covid-19 exposure sites: list of Qld coronavirus hotspots and case location alerts

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Authorities have released a list of coronavirus hotspots and public exposure sites in Queensland visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19. Here are the current coronavirus hotspots, Covid exposure sites, venues and ca...

England’s Covid lockdown lifting: is a four-week delay enough?

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The roadmap out of lockdown – England’s strategy to return to a life more normal – was heavy on dates from the start. The first three steps, in March, April and May, passed so smoothly that a crucial point was easily ...

Delta variant Covid symptoms ‘include headaches, sore throat and runny nose’

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Headaches, a sore throat and a runny nose are the most common symptoms associated with the UK’s most widely established Covid variant, researchers have said. The data, collected as part of the app-based Zoe Covid symp...

Germans told to be patient as chemists start Covid vaccine pass scheme

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Fully vaccinated Germans have been urged not to storm the country’s pharmacies in the rush to obtain a Covid digital vaccination pass made available in thousands of stores on Monday. The “Digitale Impfpass” or digital...

Novavax Covid vaccine has efficacy of 90%, say manufacturers

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A Covid vaccine that is a critical part of the effort to vaccinate the developing world, as well as the UK, has an efficacy of 90% overall, its manufacturers have said after trials in the US and Mexico. The UK has ord...

What went wrong with the Covid-19 response in the US? – podcast

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Author and journalist Lawrence Wright has been writing about pandemics for decades. So when Covid-19 struck the US, he was ideally placed to report on the political response ...

Australia news live update: Victoria on track to ease Covid restrictions; Morrison heads to London for trade talks

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Authorities yet to say which coronavirus rules will be relaxed in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Follow live updates

Covid cases fall across US but experts warn of dangers of vaccine hesitancy

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New cases of Covid-19 are declining across most of the US, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states where cases are rising have lower-than-average vaccination rates and experts warn...

Delaying England’s Covid reopening ‘could keep thousands out of hospital’

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Ministers have been told that a four-week delay to easing all Covid restrictions would probably prevent thousands of hospitalisations, as Boris Johnson prepares to tell the English public they will have to wait up to ...

Seven million people in England are in areas with high Covid rates

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More than 7 million – or one in eight – people in England are living in areas experiencing high Covid rates, close to four times the number just two weeks ago. Many of those affected live in the country’s most deprive...

Lifting Covid rules could mean repeat of winter wave of cases, says Sage adviser

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Any lifting of Covid restrictions this month will “fan the flames” of rising infections in England and could lead to similar levels as last winter’s second wave within two months, one of the government’s leading scien...

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