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EU leaders to pledge quicker provision of Covid vaccines

With just 6% of their populations vaccinated, member states postpone decision on vaccination passportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders will pledge to “accelerate the provision of vaccines” at...

UK Covid alert level downgraded to severe as case numbers...

Health leaders say threat of NHS being overwhelmed has receded but vigilance is still requiredCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid alert level has been downgraded from “critical” to “severe”,...

Australia's Covid vaccine rollout: errors, cancellations...

One contractor is on notice and aged care homes are struggling to obtain consent from residents due to a lack of advance noticeSome aged care facilities are facing last-minute cancellations or only getting “very short” notice of the...

Please make use of the life-saving smear tests we fought...

Helen Keating on efforts by her and the Guardian to raise awareness of cervical screening I am horrified that so many women are forgoing the opportunity to have a cervical smear test (Home smear tests to be trialled in London, following...

How the government has failed our most vulnerable | Letter

Glyn Morgan welcomes the news that people with learning disabilities have been given priority for Covid vaccines, but is frustrated that it took celebrity involvement to shine a light on the issueWhile I welcome the belated decision...

Vaccine passports: a threat to liberty or necessary safeguard?...

Such a measure would be a backdoor attempt to bring in a form of identity cards, writes David Winnick, but Mike Jones says that individual freedoms have to be tempered by social responsibilities. Plus letters from Dr Linda Murgatroyd...