Jeremy Farrar

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  Pharmaceutical company Merck shows capsules of the experimental antiviral drug Molnupiravir.

Merck’s experimental pill for Covid-19 should be accompanied by other treatments as soon as they’re available to cut the risk of drug resistance that (...)

A sign for a Covid vaccination centre in London on Monday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The UK has reported its sixth consecutive fall in daily coronavirus cases with 24,950 new infections recorded on Monday, the lowest figure for three w(...)

The Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China, ‘an early and major epicentre of Sars-CoV-2 infection’. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 emerged naturally and is not is the product of an accidental leak from a Chinese laboratory, according to a team of internationally-regarded(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson  at Hillsborough Castle  in Belfast last year. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is unaware of any offer from the British government to give excess Covid-19 vaccines to the Republic, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simo(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: he has been battling with former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings over who should take credit for  the UK’s vaccine rollout. Photograph: Getty Images

Despite the news that people under-50 who were due to receive their first vaccine dose next month will have to wait until May, Britain remains on cour(...)

Apprentice nursing associate Ellie Bull administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Welcome Centre in Ilford, east London, Britain. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

The British government has expressed confidence in its vaccine supply after Scotland said it was scaling back its Covid-19 vaccination programme becau(...)

Shoppers queue outside Costco in Leicester, UK, on Sunday, after the announcement that a new national lockdown will come into force in England next week. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

England’s four-week national lockdown could be extended beyond December 2nd if coronavirus infection rates do not significantly fall, a British cabine(...)

The difficulty for vaccine makers is that even clinical trials involving 30,000 people – such as AstraZeneca’s current phase 3 trial – may not pick up rare, but potentially devastating, reactions. Photograph: iStock

When AstraZeneca confirmed on Tuesday evening that it had temporarily halted trials of its coronavirus vaccine, the news disconcerted millions around(...)

Sun bathers enjoy the warm weather at Ruislip Lido in  London on Saturday. Boris Johnson has set out a gradual easing of lockdown measures in England, with socially distanced groups of six friends and families allowed to meet in parks and gardens from Monday. Photograph: AFP

Britain is facing a “very dangerous moment” with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the deputy chief medical officer said last night after a growing(...)

People enjoy the sunshine on the beach at Southend-On-Sea in Essex, in Britain, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A growing number of expert advisers to the British government on the coronavirus crisis have expressed concern about plans to ease lockdown restrictio(...)

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