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The explosion of Covid PTSD cases is a mental health crisis in the making

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When the Covid-19 pandemic began, people working in the trauma field knew the psychological toll would be colossal. In the spring of 2020, I began interviewing professionals about the mental health fallout of the pand...

From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2

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In a warehouse laboratory in Berkeley, California, Nicholas Flanders stands in front of a shiny metal box about the size of a washing machine. Inside is a stack of metal plates that resemble a club sandwich – only the...

Teesside factory making Covid vaccine gets £400m injection

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A Teesside factory that makes Covid-19 vaccines has received a £400m injection from its Japanese owners, the largest single investment in UK pharmaceutical manufacturing in decades. The biotechnology arm of the Japane...

Tennis must keep making noise about Peng Shuai to put pressure on China

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Huang Xueqin was only ever trying to make her world a better place. Over the years she has become well known as a bold Chinese feminist activist and journalist who has aided survivors of sexual assault and wrote detai...

China making example of jailed Wuhan Covid journalist, says lawyer

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The detention of Zhang Zhan, the Chinese journalist jailed after reporting on the Covid pandemic in Wuhan, is intended as a “warning to others”, her former lawyer has said, as calls grow for her emergency release on m...

‘She has invaded all our lives’ – Tong Yang-tze, the artist making calligraphy cool

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The most striking thing about Tong Yang-tze, sitting inside her modest Taipei studio residence, is her confidence, and the sense that she’s had it all along. Now in her late 70s and considered one of Taiwan’s foremost...

‘Historic failure’: pandemic tragedies in the meatpacking industry were decades in the making

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Early in the pandemic, Covid outbreaks were rampant in America’s meatpacking plants – the factories that kill, cut and package animals. But the chairman of one of America’s biggest meat companies, Tyson, argued that t...

Ireland starts making contingency plans for UK trade war with EU

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Ireland has begun making contingency plans for a possible trade war between the EU and the UK in the event that Boris Johnson walks away from the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol. Ireland’s deputy prime minister, Leo ...

Why are UK banks making so much money and why are their taxes being cut?

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UK banks have so far reported bumper profit rises in the third quarter, which they say reflects improving economic forecasts. Other sectors do not seem to be reaping the same benefits, particularly in light of the unc...

Glazers’ heritage-hawking risks making Manchester United a 90s theme park

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“It’s a write-off.” “A write-off of what?” “Jerry, all these big companies, they write off everything.” “You don’t even know what a write-off is.” “Do you?” “No.” When the business affairs of the Glazer family are me...

Stop making councils plead for ‘levelling up’ cash, ministers urged

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Ministers must stop making council leaders “plead on bended knee” for vital funds if “levelling up” is to work, the government’s infrastructure adviser has said. Sir John Armitt, the chair of the UK’s National Infrast...

Britain’s energy crisis has been years in the making, thanks to the Conservatives

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Rocketing heating bills owing to dramatic gas price rises are just the latest chapter in Britain’s mounting cost of living crisis. From food price-hikes to increasing transport costs, this new bout of inflation is hit...

The Guardian view on an energy price shock: a crisis in the making

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There is a level of government complacency about energy price shocks. Ministers think the best course of action is to just accept them. Wholesale gas prices are now more than five times their level two years ago, rais...

Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue

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Life got a little more dangerous last week. It wasn’t due to the pandemic or the climate crisis. It was entirely the result of the conscious choices of men (and it’s nearly always men) gearing up for war. That’s denie...

The empty shelves crisis isn’t just down to Covid and Brexit – it’s been decades in the making

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The retail phenomenon of 2021 is not a new fashion craze, electronic gadget or children’s toy. The most discussed items in today’s shops are “empty shelves”. And as the problems have grown, the arguments have raged: w...

Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago

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From the medieval fashion for pointy shoes to Victorian waist-squeezing corsets and modern furry onesies, what we wear is a window to our past. Now researchers say they have found some of the earliest evidence of huma...

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