Covid-19 news: Third wave sees continued ethnic disparities in deaths

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A covid-19 vaccination centre at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, England Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 27 January People in England from some ethnic backgrounds … Read more

Covid-19 news: Infections in England remain at ‘extremely high’ level

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool Pedestrians walk across London Bridge, London, England, 21 January 2022 ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstoc​k Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 26 January Around 1 in 23 people in England were infected with the omicron … Read more

Covid-19 news: Strain on health services led to extra non-covid deaths

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A volunteer paints hearts on the national covid-19 memorial, London, England Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 11am on 25 January Deteriorating standards in healthcare were responsible for … Read more

New Immunotherapy Study Gives Encouraging News For Children With Peanut Allergy

Children who are highly allergic to peanuts stand a significant chance to reduce the risk of adverse and potentially life-threatening reactions to the food, new research suggests.   In a clinical trial of young peanut-allergic children aged between one and three years old, the majority of participants who underwent an oral immunotherapy regime saw marked … Read more

News at a glance: A volcanic eruption, a fired president, and long-distance hares | Science

VOLCANOLOGY Eruption in Tonga is biggest in 30 years As officials assessed the extent of death and damage caused by last week’s rapid, violent volcanic eruption in Tonga, scientists began to piece together the global impact of the rare event. The explosion at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai on 15 January caused a tsunami and likely created … Read more

Covid-19 news: Most short-term vaccine symptoms down to nocebo effect

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A man receives a vaccine jab at a mass vaccination centre at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Xinhua/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 2pm on 19 January Most symptoms reported following covid-19 vaccines … Read more

Covid-19 news: Joint flu and covid-19 vaccine could be offered in 2023

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Moderna covid-19 vaccine in Keelung, Taiwan, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 18 January … Read more

Covid-19 news: Falling cases in UK suggests omicron wave has peaked

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool Stewards check covid-19 passes at a football match in Manchester, England AFP via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 17 January A fall in coronavirus cases and plateau in hospital … Read more

Covid-19 news: Wales rows back omicron restrictions as cases fall

By Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper, Jason Arunn Murugesu and Layal Liverpool A man wears a Wales face mask on Queen Street in Cardiff, Wales Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 1pm on 14 January Wales joins Scotland and Northern Ireland in planning … Read more

News at a glance: Warmest oceans yet, a pig-to-human heart transplant, and the world’s largest breeding colony of fish | Science

ECOLOGY Huge icefish colony found Scientists aboard an Antarctic research cruise have discovered the most extensive breeding colony of fish anywhere. In February 2021, while towing video cameras and other instruments close to the sea floor in the Weddell Sea, the RV Polarstern came upon thousands of 75-centimeter-wide nests, each occupied by a single adult … Read more