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Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily'

The first detailed studies of the P.1 variant suggest it may be up to twice as transmissible.

Children's doctors given fabricated illness guidance

Experts say most cases involve genuine but misplaced health anxieties, not faked illness.

Covid vaccines cut risk of serious illness by 80% in over-80s

The UK will soon be in a "very different world", government scientists promise after the success of the jabs.

Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser

Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.