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Vaccine to stop Covid transmission should now be top priority, says leading UK scientist

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It is questionable how much longer current Covid-19 vaccines will be used as they have largely done their job in preventing mass deaths, and scientists should focus on developing a vaccine that stops transmission of t...

Piers Corbyn fined over ‘murder’ claim at Covid vaccine clinic

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Piers Corbyn has been fined £250 after accusing NHS staff at a London Covid-19 vaccination clinic of murdering people. The brother of the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had arrived with a group of anti-vaxxers at ...

US restricts use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine over rare blood clot risk

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US regulators on Thursday strictly limited who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots. The Food and Drug Administration said the shot should only be given to...

Hopes rise for Covid vaccine patent waiver after key countries agree on proposal

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The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) most powerful members said on Tuesday that they had agreed on a proposed waiver on intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines in the hopes of speeding up rollouts worldwide...

Covid vaccine inequity due to racism rooted in ‘slavery and colonialism’

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Racism rooted in slavery, colonialism and apartheid is responsible for higher Covid death rates among people of African and Asian descent, as well as Roma and Indigenous peoples, a UN body has said. That the vast majo...

Head of Covid vaccine taskforce to lead new unit for HRT shortages

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The head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce has been appointed to a new unit set up to help tackle the shortage in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products. The health secretary, Sajid Javid, announced Madelaine McTernan...

US supreme court rules against air force officer who refused Covid vaccine

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The supreme court has allowed the US Department of Defense to take disciplinary action against an air force lieutenant colonel who refuses to get a Covid-19 vaccine. In a brief, two-sentence ruling on Monday, a majori...

Heart inflammation after Covid vaccine ‘no more common than after other jabs’

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Heart inflammation after a Covid jab is not only rare but no more common than after other types of vaccinations, researchers have found. As Covid vaccination programmes began around the world it emerged that some peop...

German government drops plan for Covid vaccine mandate

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The German government has buried its plans to introduce a coronavirus vaccine mandate after parliament rejected it, but says further restrictions may be inevitable to protect more vulnerable citizens. MPs voted agains...

Covid vaccine slots open for children aged five to 11 in England

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Children between the ages of five and 11 in England will be able to book their first coronavirus vaccine from Saturday morning, NHS England has said. Parents and carers can book appointments for Monday onwards through...

‘Will we learn from it?’: David France tackles the Covid vaccine rollout in new film

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How to Survive a Pandemic, investigative journalist and director David France’s documentary on the multi-pronged road to developing, producing, and inequitably distributing several Covid-19 vaccines, begins on the day...

‘A new beginning’: New Zealand to drop Covid vaccine passes and mandates

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New Zealand will do away with vaccine passes and vaccine mandates for some of the workforce in early April, in a major loosening of the country’s tough Covid-19 restrictions. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announ...

Global powers inch closer to agreement to waive Covid vaccine patents

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Global powers have inched closer to an agreement to waive patents for Covid-19 vaccines, a move that would allow for cheaper generic versions to be manufactured and distributed among developing nations faster. A leake...

Japanese encephalitis: Australia to buy 130,000 vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

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The Australian government has said it will buy 130,000 doses of a vaccine to protect against Japanese encephalitis as the outbreak spreads across four states. Nearly $70m will be spent to combat the virus, which has b...

Harry and Meghan add voices to fierce critique of west’s Covid vaccine policies

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Prince Harry and Meghan, the actor Charlize Theron and the former British prime minister Gordon Brown are among 130 signatories to a letter lambasting wealthy countries’ approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, labelling it...

Florida vaccine plan for children denounced as ‘irresponsible and reckless’

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Health experts have widely denounced Florida’s decision to recommend against Covid-19 vaccinations for children, describing it as “irresponsible”, “reckless” and “dangerous”. In a pronouncement which stunned experts o...

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