People waiting in line to receive their Covid-19 vaccination at the HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next wave of Covid will be different. When cases soared in spring and winter last year, lockdowns brought them back under control. This time it w(...)

UK health secretary Matt Hancock during a media during a media briefing on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

The number of deaths in the UK accelerated at the beginning of January as the effects of December’s wave of coronavirus cases raised mortality to leve(...)