US president Joe Biden receives a Covid-19 booster shot at the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Evan Vucci/AP

Healthcare employers and unions have called on the federal government to tackle crippling staff shortages, as a deadly wave of Covid-19 sweeps the US (...)

Veterinary nurse Sarah Toner and vet Colm De Barra with  Eamon, a beagle cross, at Dublin Bay Vets. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

'A lot of our clients don’t see themselves as owners but as guardians watching over them': Complexity and Cost of veterinary care grows as our(...)

Students wearing protective masks arrive at Central Park Elementary in Midland, Michigan. Photograph:   Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

Rising Covid-19 cases and a worrying increase in hospitalisations among children have forced some US schools to rethink the long hoped for return to c(...)

Vaccinators Joan Love and Mary Hanafin administering Covid-19 vaccinations at the   Aviva Stadium, Co Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: t(...)

Democratic candidate for the US Senate Jon Ossoff participates in a Latino outreach campaign event in Marietta, Georgia, on December 30th. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Democrats’ hopes of winning two US Senate run-off races in Georgia and regaining control of the upper chamber of Congress have been boosted by clashes(...)

A digital billboard of US president-elect Joe Biden is seen in Times Square in New York this weekend. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/The New York Times

President-elect Joe Biden will convene a coronavirus task force on Monday following his victory in the US presidential election while president Donald(...)

Covid-19: Doctors in Johannesburg how how to play an intubox over a patient to help curb the spread of viral droplets during intubation. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty

Sceptics of the notion that coronavirus spreads through the air, including many expert advisers to the World Health Organisation, have held out for on(...)

From 1926 through March 2020, dividends accounted for 40.2 per cent of the total return of the S&P 500. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The swings of the stock market have been painful enough lately. But on top of the price declines that have kept many investors awake at night, another(...)

Tom McKibbin in action for  Britain and Ireland during day two of The Jacques Leglise Trophy at Aldeburgh Golf Club in Edinburgh last August. Photograph:  Luke Walker/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

At 17 years old, Northern Ireland’s Tom McKibbin can comfortably be considered one of the world’s best junior golfers. Last year, he won the prestigio(...)

Coffins in a  church in Serina, near Bergamo, in northern Italy, at the weekend. More than 3,000 people have died in the coronvirus outbreak  in the northern Lombardy regions around Milan. Photograph: Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images)

The image of dozens of military trucks coming out of Bergamo, carrying hundreds of coffins to available crematoriums, is a painful illustration of wha(...)

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