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UK coronavirus: Mutations mean lockdowns needed as vaccine rolls out (

Dr Christina Pagel, a health and mathematics researcher at University College London, said she 'can't imagine anything worse' than vaccinating everyone only for a resistant strain to emerge. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:41:00

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Fury as Lord Sumption mentions Captain Tom in 'NHS priority' debate (

Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption today suggested coronavirus policy-makers would value fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore's life less than a 25-year-old. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:36:25

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How US can bolster COVID vaccine roll-out after ‘chaotic’ start (

Experts say US must bolster teams administering COVID-19 vaccines and raise public awareness to tackle surging pandemic. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:34:41

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March Budget: Rishi Sunak faces Tory backlash over corporation tax (

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is desperately seeking ways to restore the public finances after they were hammered by coronavirus, with fears borrowing will top £400billion this year. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:27:36

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Joy and caution as Greek shops re-open amid strict safety limits (

ATHENS — Shops in Greece reopened for the first time in two months on Monday as the government took its first steps towards easing coronavirus restrictions, in a bid to breathe life into the battered retail sector. Retailers selling non-essenti ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:26:43

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Inside UK's vaccine super-hubs as 15 million Brits prepare for jabs within weeks (

Ten more mass vaccination centres have opened today as the coronavirus jab roll-out ramps up with over-70s now to be contacted and 3.5million doses have been given so far ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:24:43

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Japan finds COVID-19 variant in 3 people with no record of travel to UK (

TOKYO — Japanese doctors have detected a fast-spreading variant of the new coronavirus first discovered in Britain in three people who had not traveled there, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The three, aged from their 20s to their 60s and l ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:19:54

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Study finds 80 per cent of recovered Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong suffer from at least one lingering symptom, with gut bacteria playing critical role (

Eighty per cent of recovered Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong continue to experience at least one of the disease’s symptoms six months later and nearly a third report suffering from more than three, researchers have found.The study by a Chinese Univers ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:13:12

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Covid-19 vaccination drive total success in Gujarat, says CM Rupani (

No serious adverse reaction case had emerged from anywhere in the state, Rupani said ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:11:00

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UK coronavirus variant identified in Massachusetts for first time (

Massachusetts health officials on Sunday announced the state’s first known case of the more contagious coronavirus variant initially detected in the U.K, known as B.1.1.7. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:09:40

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Coronavirus UK: Mark Drakeford slammed for deliberately slowing Wales Covid vaccine roll-out (

Mr Drakeford's Government in Wales has been accused of using a 'go-slow strategy' to make vaccine supplies last longer and MPs said he had a 'wholly incoherent explanation' for the plan. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:08:42

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Police hunt bearded 'Covid-rule breaker' in long purple coat after 30 people went to Glastonbury Tor (

A druid-like bearded man dressed head-to-toe in purple is being hunted by police over a coronavirus-rules-breaking gathering at spiritual 'magic mountain'. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:04:18

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Why ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is falling behind (

With passenger traffic down due to Covid-19 airlines like ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines have struggled with falling sales. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 13:00:02

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Ruthie Henshall 'furious and devastated' as dementia-sufferer mother is yet to have a COVID jab (

Ruthie Henshall has slammed the government after learning her mother has yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, despite being in the highest-risk group. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:56:10

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What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, January 18 (

Mass vaccine programs are underway across the globe, amid questions over the effectiveness of some shots. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:54:55

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Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus (

As Tennessee has fueled one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 surges for weeks, Gov. Bill Lee’s approach hasn’t strayed much from how he and several fellow Republican governors battling similar spikes have long approached the virus ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:41:18

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What do the new COVID-19 variants mean? | Start Here (

Why is the virus that causes COVID-19 mutating? Should we be concerned about the more contagious variants? ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:37:59

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Russians queue for COVID vaccine at luxury Red Square mall (

MOSCOW — Dozens of Moscow residents queued on Monday to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the GUM department store, opposite the Kremlin on Red Square, where the shot is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Surrounded by Christmas decorat ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:26:59

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Trump to hold sendoff ceremony on Biden inauguration day (

Outgoing president has issued invites for event taking place in Maryland at 8am on WednesdayFollow the latest US political news – live updates Donald Trump has announced plans for an alternative presidential sendoff on the same day as Joe Biden’s ina ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:24:15

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The 30 top retailers that failed in 2020 (

High street retailers across the UK have been struggling for years due to online competition, but the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic was the final nail in the coffin for some of them. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:22:53

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock to give Downing Street press conference today (

The Health Secretary will give a coronavirus update on Monday as the vaccine rollout gathers pace ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:14:22

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Who's attending Biden's inauguration? (

The guest list for the presidential inauguration scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. this Wednesday will be scaled back amid both the coronavirus pandemic, as well as beefed-up security measures put in place two weeks after rioters stormed th ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:11:24

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As bodies pile up, Germany’s eastern COVID hot spots struggle for answers (

MEISSEN — For some in Meissen the caskets piling up in the eastern German city’s sole crematorium are a tragic reminder of what happens when the coronavirus is not taken seriously. For others it is simply nature’s way. Meissen, alon ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:07:15

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Jindal Steel in talks to get Covid-19 vaccines for its employees (

The Indian government kicked off one of the world's largest vaccination campaigns over the weekend ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:05:00

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China takes victory lap over economic recovery, but critics find cracks in success story (

Just under a year ago, authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced a complete travel ban in a bid to contain a novel coronavirus outbreak that had, at that point, officially killed 17 people.The extreme lockdown that was rolled out acr ...

Published on 2021-01-18 12:01:06

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Cannabis extracts may reduce the risk of dying from Covid-19 (

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada took extracts from their Cannabis sativa plants and investigated how its chemicals interact with the so-called cytokine storm. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 11:58:51

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Italy’s Conte defends record, says political crisis risks damaging nation (

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, looking to save his government after a junior partner quit the coalition, defended on Monday his handling of both the coronavirus emergency and the knock-on economic crisis. Former premier Matteo Re ...

Published on 2021-01-18 11:58:36

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Coronavirus lockdowns are spreading a year after China closed Wuhan (

In Australia, the recent discovery of one case in Brisbane prompted a three-day lockdown ...

Published on 2021-01-18 11:58:20

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China reports strongest growth in two years after Covid-19 recovery (

Country was expanding at a faster rate than before the coronavirus pandemic at the end of 2020China’s economy has posted its strongest growth in two years after completing a rapid recovery from the slump caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at the start o ...

Published on 2021-01-18 11:54:47

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This Morning employee shares heartbreak over death of father on 52nd birthday (

This Morning production secretary Lauren Heart, 23, from Surrey, appeared on today's show today to urge the public not become 'detached' from the reality of Covid-19 after losing her dad, Peter. ...

Published on 2021-01-18 11:54:19

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