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Covid: ‘Prioritise prisoners for coronavirus vaccine’

Covid: ‘Prioritise prisoners for coronavirus vaccine’

Prisoners have an elevated risk of dying of Covid and should be prioritised for vaccination, along with prison staff, say researchers from University College London (UCL). The risk is driven both by greater exposure to the virus, and by having generally poorer health...

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

More than 335 million doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered, in more than 100 countries worldwide. However, there are vast differences in the pace of progress in different parts of the world. Some countries have secured and delivered doses to a...

Covid: Sixteen in hospital as Isle of Man cases pass 800

Covid: Sixteen in hospital as Isle of Man cases pass 800

Coronavirus cases on the Isle of Man have risen by another 44 with 16 people in hospital, the most the island's health service has treated during the recent surge. Admissions at Noble's Hospital reached a peak of 22 in late April last year during island's first wave...

Coronavirus: India hunts for new strains as Covid wave looms

Coronavirus: India hunts for new strains as Covid wave looms

Like all viruses, the coronavirus that has caused the deadly pandemic keeps changing in small ways as it passes from one person to another. The vast majority of these mutations are inconsequential, and don't alter the way the virus behaves. But some mutations trigger...

Evolution of antibody immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Evolution of antibody immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected 78 million individuals and is responsible for over 1.7 million deaths to date. Infection is associated with the development of variable levels of antibodies with neutralizing activity,...

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country. Total vaccinations refers to the number of doses given, not the number of people vaccinated. It is possible to have more than 100 doses per 100 population as some vaccines...

Evolution of antibody immunity to SARS-CoV-2

About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19​​

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them....