Five key moments from Matt Hancock’s pandemic memoir

Straight from appearing on the ITV reality show I’m a Celebrity, the focus on former health secretary Matt Hancock has turned to his upcoming memoir called Pandemic Diaries: The Inside Story Of Britain’s Battle Against Covid. Here are five key moments from the book, which have been revealed in extracts published by the Daily Mail … Read more

Vaccines are key to China’s zero-Covid exit but scepticism poses challenge

China’s government looks to be starting to roll back its zero-Covid policy. But after three years of saying the resource-intensive, economically damaging elimination strategy is the only way to go, experts say it will be a medical and political challenge to end it. Much of China’s exit strategy is riding on vaccinations, but this is … Read more

White House health officials: up-to-date vaccines key to move on from Covid

White House public health officials offered cautious optimism that Americans could begin to move on from coronavirus, but cautioned that keeping immunity vaccination up-to-date and combating scientific disinformation remained key for the country to successfully emerge from the three-year Covid-19 pandemic. “If you look at where we were a year ago at this time, when … Read more

Swindon council apologises for error-strewn Covid key worker tribute

Swindon borough council has been criticised for botching a tribute to key workers during the Covid pandemic with a plaque littered with mistakes. Images of the plaque have been widely shared on social media, showing random capitalisation, punctuation errors and spelling mistakes. It also crucially dates the pandemic as “March 2019” – a year before … Read more

Ireland v Springboks: Three key elements to watch in tour opener | The Citizen

Ireland, the number one ranked team in the world, take on South Africa the World Cup holders in what should be an epic Autumn international Test on Saturday at Lansdowne Road. Adding spice to an already intriguing encounter in Dublin is the fact that they are both in the same pool at the Rugby World … Read more

Man finally free after doctor finds key to stomach pain | The Citizen

Born at just 5½ months on Christmas day and weighing less than 500 grams, Peter Erasmus came into the world in a different era of medicine, faced with a long road of healthcare challenges. Now, 49 years later he has at last received the diagnosis and treatment that has eluded him most of his life. … Read more

Key issues to look out for in the MTBPS on Wednesday | The Citizen

When finance minister, Enoch Godongwana, presents the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tomorrow afternoon, the country will be watching closely what he says about the most pressing economic issues plaguing South Africa. The MTBPS is a government policy document that tells parliament and the nation more about the economic context that the forthcoming budget will … Read more

Azealia Banks Entered The Nicki Minaj vs. Latto Chat With High Key Slander

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Azealia Banks has entered the chat. The enigmatic rapper with a superior talent of reading her foes, real and imagined, for filth has chimed in on the current and ongoing war of tweets between Latto and Nicki Minaj. You can catch up on why Nicki and … Read more

Weekly Horoscope: Patience Is Key

This weekly horoscope calls for us all to be patient with ourselves and others. Instead of rushing through projects, arguments, relationships, and schoolwork, it’s important to take our time and fully grasp the situation. This will bring an understanding that can strengthen bonds and allow us to see matters from an outside perspective. Libra September … Read more

Russian troops ‘encircled’ near key Ukraine town in annexed region | The Citizen

Ukraine said Saturday it encircled several thousand Russian troops near a key town in one of the four Moscow-held territories that President Vladimir Putin annexed a day earlier despite condemnation from Kyiv and the West. Putin staged a grand ceremony in the Kremlin on Friday to celebrate the annexations of four territories controlled by his … Read more