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Vaccine for the World

Anti-vaxxers: What does history teach us about vaccine hesitancy?

From espionage conspiracies to peculiar side-effects – vaccine hesitancy has a rich history spanning the invention of the jab in the 18th century to the modern-day furore over Novak Djokovic’s rejection of the Covid vaccine.

Syraat Al Mustaqeem explores why people resist vaccinations and the importance of how we choose to respond.

Jan 13, 2022

St James’s Park pelicans moved from public view amid bird flu outbreak

The birds will reside at a separate nature reserve, fed away from public view

Jan 7, 2022

Letters undelivered as Royal Mail hit by Covid staff shortages

More than 30 postcodes are affected by the backlog of mail – with over half affecting areas in London

Jan 5, 2022

Cancer study shows blood tests could now help catch the disease early

The test is currently used in MS patients but could be helpful to detect cancer early

Jan 5, 2022

Sir David Attenborough spiked by cactus on The Green Planet

The 95-year-old historian and broadcaster got stuck in with plants in his new BBC series

Jan 4, 2022

Wordle: The five letter word puzzle that is taking over the internet

Josh Wardle created the app to play with his partner Palak Shah over the pandemic as she loved word games

Jan 4, 2022

Pfizer’s at-home Covid pills approved for use in the UK

Pfizer pills slash hospitalisation and death rates by 89 per cent when taken within three days

Dec 31, 2021