• Covid-19: New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7'

    Added On : 3rd January 2021

    The new variant of Covid-19 is "hugely" more transmissible than the virus's previous version, a study has found.

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  • Coronavirus: Spain to keep registry of those who refuse Covid vaccine

    Added On : 29th December 2020

    Spain is to set up a registry of people who refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus and share it with other European Union nations, the health minister has said.

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  • Coronavirus: Fresh air 'forgotten weapon' in fight

    Added On : 28th December 2020

    For one GP, the very thought of people keeping windows tight shut "makes his head explode with anger".

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  • Covid: Post-exposure antibody protection trialled

    Added On : 27th December 2020

    Ten people have been given antibodies as a form of emergency protection after being exposed to coronavirus, in the first trial of its kind.

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  • New coronavirus variant: What do we know?

    Added On : 22nd December 2020

    The rapid spread of a new variant of coronavirus has been blamed for the introduction of strict tier four mixing rules for millions of people, harsher restrictions on mixing at Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales, and other countries placing the UK on a travel ban.

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  • Covid: WHO to investigate virus origins in China's Wuhan

    Added On : 21st December 2020

    A team of 10 international scientists will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan next month to investigate the origins of Covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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  • Covid vaccine: More than 130,000 vaccinated in UK in first week

    Added On : 20th December 2020

    More than 130,000 people have been vaccinated in the first week of the UK's vaccination programme.

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  • Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine: Bogus reports, accidental finds - the story of the jab

    Added On : 17th December 2020

    In the early hours of Saturday 11 January, Prof Teresa Lambe was woken up by the ping of her email. The information she had been waiting for had just arrived in her inbox: the genetic code for a new coronavirus, shared worldwide by scientists in China.

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  • 'New variant' of coronavirus identified in England

    Added On : 16th December 2020

    A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, MPs have been told.

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  • Covid vaccine: GPs in England to begin offering Pfizer jab

    Added On : 15th December 2020

    Covid vaccinations will start being given to patients from GP surgeries in England as part of the next stage of the rollout of the programme.

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