Covid 19

Category: Covid 19

UK Covid live: Hancock suggests ‘stress’ was factor in Boris Johnson calling him ‘totally useless’ | Politics

Good morning. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, gave a long interview on a BBC Breakfast this morning and in it he gave his...

Can Hawaii reset its stressed out tourism industry after the pandemic? | Hawaii

On a recent Sunday morning, Makua Beach looks like the picture of paradise.A stretch of soft, yellow sand lies on a strip of land between the lush Waianae mountain range and...

The double standard Scott Morrison walks past (on his way to the pub in Cornwall) is the double standard he accepts | First Dog...

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NSW Covid update: Sydney’s mask mandate ‘likely’ to be extended as two new cases recorded | Australia news

Gladys Berejiklian has said Sydney’s mask mandate will likely be extended beyond Wednesday, as New South Wales recorded two new local cases of Covid-19.The two new cases were recorded after 8pm...

Government ordered to release secret pandemic planning files | Coronavirus

Whitehall has been ordered to release confidential documents warning that the UK’s health system could not cope with a pandemic.The information commissioner ordered the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)...

‘Mistakes need to be dealt with’: anger in South Africa as third wave hits | South Africa

Governments across Africa are scrambling to reinforce health systems and accelerate vaccine drives as a third wave of Covid-19 infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals and kill tens of thousands of people.South...

UK reports 9,284 Covid cases on day before lockdown was due to end | Coronavirus

More than 9,200 Covid cases were reported in the UK on Sunday, the day before it was originally planned that all remaining Covid restrictions in England would be lifted.It came as...

Covid travel restrictions: where you can and can’t go within Australia | Australia news

As families prepare for winter school holidays, Covid outbreaks have once again raised the spectre of state border restrictions and flight cancellations.State and territory health authorities are monitoring the cases and...

House asking prices hit record levels across Great Britain | Housing market

House asking prices have hit record levels across every region of Great Britain, according to latest figures, although some experts have questioned whether the pandemic boom is finally starting to wane.The...

Under-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all adults are jabbed, expert warns | Vaccines and immunisation

The drive to vaccinate all adults over the age of 18 in the UK could lead to the concentration of Covid-19 cases in schoolchildren, a leading British virologist has warned.Under-18s would...

Australia politics live: Barnaby Joyce denies leadership challenge; PM and premiers to meet at emergency national cabinet | Australia news

Welcome to another sitting week, which opens with the Nationals throwing a tantrum over its leadership. Again. The last time the Nationals did...

A new, rebalanced UK could be the happy legacy of a shift to working from home | Rowan Moore

Here’s the dream. From now on, more people will work from home more of the time, which means that, for the same total commuting time per week, they can live further...

The Guardian view on Sunak’s spending: time to rip up the March budget | Editorial

Last week the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, claimed in a TV interview that the government cash being spent to keep the economy running during the pandemic was not his money to spend...

The dividing line between so-called normality and ‘madness’ is thinner than we think | Gill Straker and Jacqui Winship

What is it about the pandemic that has evoked such an unprecedented demand for mental health services? Many psychologists have overstretched waiting lists and GPs are scrambling to source help for...

Australians who skip second AstraZeneca vaccine are ‘almost wasting’ first dose, AMA warns | Health

Australians who choose not to get the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in response to updated federal health advice are “almost wasting the first dose”, the vice president of the...

Andy Burnham blasts SNP for hypocrisy over Covid travel ban | Andy Burnham

The Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, has accused the Scottish government of “hypocrisy” after it announced a travel ban to parts of the north-west.Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday all non-essential travel...

People in UK with both Covid jabs may not have to quarantine, says scientist | Coronavirus

The UK is moving towards a situation where people who have been double-vaccinated could be exempt from quarantine, Public Health England’s chief Covid-19 adviser has said.Dr Susan Hopkins, one of the...

‘Two Americas’ may emerge as Delta variant spreads and vaccination rates drop | US news

With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and...

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