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Flu jab waits and delays amid high demand

Image copyright Getty Images Some GPs and pharmacies have run out of flu jabs and are asking people to wait until more stock can be delivered. Boots says it has seen very high demand for the vaccine and has now had to suspend bookings. Government officials say there is no national shortage and there will […]

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Coronavirus: Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Illustration of antibodies attacking the coronavirus A new antibody treatment is to be trialled on Covid-19 patients in UK hospitals. Monoclonal antibodies, which are potent, laboratory-made antibodies, will be given to about 2,000 people to see if they are effective against coronavirus. It forms part of the UK […]

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Coronavirus: What are the challenges of mass testing?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson described mass-testing plans as a “moonshot” The prime minister talked about his “Moonshot” plan, on Wednesday, to test millions of people every day using tests that can produce results in as little as 20 minutes. He said they “would allow people to lead more normal lives” by […]