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Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists

02/12/2021

Researchers in Cardiff and the US work out how the Covid jab may be linked to the extremely rare clots.
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Covid: Why are 12-15s now being double-jabbed?

02/12/2021

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered two doses of Covid vaccine.
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PM on January Covid booster offer target

02/12/2021

Boris Johnson says people will be worked through by age group - as at other stages of the Covid vaccine roll-out.
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Covid: No need to change Christmas plans says Sajid Javid

02/12/2021

The heath secretary says people should however be "a bit cautious".
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Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

02/12/2021

With face masks in high demand, we look at whether they really can protect people from the virus.
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Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

02/12/2021

While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.
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Coronavirus: Intensive care and other key terms explained

02/12/2021

Use our tool to check the meaning of key words and phrases associated with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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All you need to know on the coronavirus

02/12/2021

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.
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How to get a Covid test

02/12/2021

People in England are being advised to test for Covid before going to crowded places this winter.
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Coronavirus: What it does to the body

02/12/2021

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?
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How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

02/12/2021

Busting myths and explaining the facts around vaccines.
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Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?

02/12/2021

All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.
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Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

02/12/2021

As social-distancing and other Covid rules end in England, how can people who were shielding stay safe?
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Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

02/12/2021

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is
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Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early

02/12/2021

A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs.
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Why bonding over the Euros appeared to increase Covid cases in men

02/12/2021

Psychologists say men need to be part of a group in order to vent their feelings and emotions.
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UK approves another antibody treatment for Covid

02/12/2021

It's called sotrovimab and should cut the risk of severe illness, even for new variants such as Omicron, say scientists.
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Covid: Who can have a booster jab and how can you get one?

02/12/2021

All UK adults will be offered a Covid booster, and 12-15-year-olds will be offered a second jab.
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Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?

02/12/2021

Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.
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Omicron: How are Covid rules and booster jabs changing?

02/12/2021

Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant
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What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?

02/12/2021

A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.
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Covid: 'Putting people to sleep knowing they may not wake'

02/12/2021

An intensive care consultant says most Covid cases are those aged between 40 and 50.
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New Covid variant: Will new measures against Omicron work?

02/12/2021

The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.
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Covid: Is it safe to hit the office Christmas party?

02/12/2021

What is the chance that after-work drinks with colleagues will turn into a Covid superspreader event?
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Covid: Omicron may require 'very stringent response', say Sage scientists

02/12/2021

Officials should prepare for a "potentially significant" wave of cases, government scientific advisers say.
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Covid Omicron: Time to consider mandatory jabs, EU chief says

02/12/2021

EU countries should discuss forced vaccinations to combat the Omicron variant, says Ursula von der Leyen.
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Covid in Scotland: New Scottish Omicron case not linked to others

02/12/2021

Another case of the new variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Scotland, bringing the total to 10.
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Covid: No need to cancel Christmas party plans - Javid

02/12/2021

Take lateral flow test before socialising, health secretary suggests at start of two-month booster push.
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Covid: Don't kiss strangers under mistletoe - minister

02/12/2021

People should try to reduce Covid transmission so we can all enjoy Christmas "knees up", Therese Coffey says.
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Pfizer boss: Annual Covid jabs for years to come

02/12/2021

In an exclusive interview, Dr Albert Bourla says jabs have saved millions of lives.
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Covid: South Africa new cases double in 24 hours as Omicron spreads

02/12/2021

The new Omicron variant has now become dominant, the country's top medical scientists say.
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Covid: Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'

02/12/2021

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.
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