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UK Covid live news: more than 800,000 people had coronavirus last week, ONS estimates – as it happened

Cases increased in all four nations, says Office for National StatisticsONS estimates more than 800,000 people in UK had Covid last weekONS estimates for rates of Covid in England, by region and age groupBMA calls for ‘urgent rethink’ of government’s Covid strategyEustice: 10,000 food industry staff benefit from isolation rule change‘Pingdemic’ effect:...

‘Be interested, be curious, hear what’s not said’: how I learned to really listen to people | Annalisa Barbieri

Being a good listener isn’t just about shutting up and not interrupting – it’s about really taking in what someone is telling youWhen I was a young girl, a fabulous woman called Pam who lived opposite us would come to do my mum’s hair once a week. Pam was a retired hairdresser and beautician who had been taught partly by Vivien Leigh’s mother.I knew...

Covid Australia live news updates: Victoria reports 12 new coronavirus cases as NSW Health lists dozens of new exposure sites

Virus fragments found in NSW southern highlands town of Moss Vale amid ‘national emergency’NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.51pm BST AAP is reporting NSW will get an additional 150,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the national stockpile after the...

‘Trust the science’ is the mantra of the Covid crisis – but what about human fallibility?

Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviourFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAnyone...

PHE upgrade Delta variant’s risk level due to reinfection risk

Risk of reinfection with Delta may be 46% greater than with the Alpha variant, national testing data findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic Health England has upgraded its risk assessment of the Delta variant after national testing data revealed it is more likely to cause reinfections than the Alpha variant, which was...

Spacewatch: UAE’s Hope Mars mission hits first anniversary

Hope’s scientific mission is to study atmosphere and climate of Mars and is remarkable successIt is one year since the United Arab Emirates launched the Hope space mission from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, in south-west Japan, to begin its journey to Mars.By 9 February 2021, Hope had crossed 493m km of space and performed the...

Pfizer vaccine second dose has ‘sweet spot’ after eight weeks, UK scientists say

Longer schedule led to more Covid antibodies and higher proportion of helper T-cells, supporting immune memory – researchersSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eight-week gap between the first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is a “sweet spot” when it comes to generating strong immune response while protecting the UK population...

Businesses that had no downturn from Covid crisis received $12.5bn jobkeeper windfall

Payments described as ‘waste of public money’ represent almost 14% of the $90bn programFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingBusinesses that did not suffer any downturn...

Limited number of critical workers to be allowed to avoid self-isolation

Separate pilot daily testing programme will be expanded to up to 500 food and drink supply chain employersWorkers from 16 key sectors including health, transport and energy will not have to isolate after being pinged by the NHS Covid app, as it was revealed that more than 600,000 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts last week.The...

US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases

Hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccinationsCDC offers no change in guidance on mask wearingThe US is “at another pivotal moment in this pandemic” as rising Covid-19 cases show no signs of abating, driven by the Delta variant, and some hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, government officials...

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