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Omicron is a ‘wake-up call’ to vaccinate poorer nations, experts say

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Failure to vaccinate the world against coronavirus created the perfect breeding ground for the emergence of the Omicron variant and should serve as a wake-up call to wealthy nations, campaigners have said. Scientists ...

Omicron variant is vaccine inequality wake-up call, says South Africa’s President Ramaphosa – video

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South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed disappointment at countries that have imposed travel bans on southern African countries after the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.Omicron, named a 'variant ...

I’ve had a wake-up call on Covid vaccines for children – mine will be first in line

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Along with a lot of other people, over the summer I had responded to news about Covid vaccine trials in young children mainly by sitting on the fence. When the time came, I thought, I’d probably get my two six-year-ol...

Diabetes ‘wakeup call’ as 1,500 children in England have type 2

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Hundreds of children and teenagers in England have type 2 diabetes, data shows, leading charities to describe the findings as a “worrying wakeup call” and urge that childhood obesity be tackled. Type 2 diabetes has hi...

‘Code red’: the world’s climate wake-up call

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A report by the IPCC – the world’s leading authority on climate science – has warned that climate change will probably cause global temperatures to rise by more than 1.5C, bringing widespread extreme weather. It also ...

France’s ban on short flights should be a wake-up call for Britain

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This week the French national assembly voted to ban domestic flights on routes that could be travelled via train in under two and a half hours. The new rule, which is the result of a French citizens’ climate conventio...