China moves to deter zero-Covid protests and vaccinate older people

Police have been out in force in China to stamp out zero-Covid protests and health authorities have launched a vaccination drive for older people, days after a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since president Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago. At least one person was arrested, according to social media videos, and there were … Read more

Plea to vaccinate children against flu as hospitalisations rise in England

Parents are being urged to get their young children vaccinated against flu as data suggests hospitalisation rates among under-fives have almost doubled in England in the space of two weeks. Data suggests the UK could face a triple whammy of respiratory illness this winter. While experts are concerned there could be another Covid wave, levels … Read more