“I can confidently say that remote classes are boring, not as interesting as the normal classes.”

Name: Abshiro Mohamud Age: 16 years Somalia My name is Abshiro Mohamud. I am a girl aged 16 currently studying in class eight. In this story, I am go(...)

Monitoring has only become more endemic in recent years as social media moved from niche to necessity. Photograph: iStock

A little more than a year ago, when the World Health Organisation declared the planet was facing a pandemic, few could have predicted how far the natu(...)

Novavax has told the EU it plans to begin delivering its Covid-19 vaccine to the bloc towards the end of this year.

Novavax has told the EU it plans to begin delivering its Covid-19 vaccine to the bloc towards the end of this year, new guidance that could lead to a (...)

Passengers at the Zaventem airport in Brussels. Under new proposals from the European Commission, the EU would lift its  ban on non-essential travel from outside the bloc for people who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The European Commission has presented plans to open up non-essential travel into the bloc to people who have been vaccinated with European Union-appro(...)

A simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is escalating as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil highlight the need to rapidly produce more shots to inoculate the world. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

A long-simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is reaching boiling point as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil have highlighted the(...)

Twitter has previously used timeline prompts for campaigns for voter registration in the US.

Twitter has begun a week-long campaign directing Irish users to localised information on Covid-19 vaccinations, in a bid to make credible, reliable in(...)

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organisation: “The team . . . expressed the difficulties they encountered in accessing raw data.” Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Bloomberg

The head of the World Health Organisation has criticised China’s sharing of data at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan as the WHO unve(...)

A quality check being done on coronavirus vaccines at the Serum Institute of India  in Pune, India, in January. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

India, one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers, has imposed a de facto ban on jab exports as it seeks to prioritise local vaccinations amid an ac(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Photograph: Matthew Knight/AFPGetty Images

The world should be back to normal by the end of 2022 thanks to Covid-19 vaccines, Bill Gates said in an interview for Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborc(...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

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