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World Mar 04Hospitalized Prince Philip has successful heart procedure
Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has had a successful heart procedure in a London hospital.
Health Feb 11AstraZeneca expects new version of its COVID-19 vaccine by fall
AstraZeneca said it expects to have a new version of its COVID-19 vaccine, as drugmakers respond to concerns about emerging variants of the disease that may be more transmissible or resistant to existing vaccines.
Health Feb 03Study finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission
The study also suggested that a single dose of the AstraZeneca formula provides protection for 12 weeks, which could vindicate the British government's controversial strategy of delaying the second shot.
World Feb 03UK tests house-to-house in hunt for new COVID-19 variant
House-by-house COVID-19 testing has begun in some communities in England as authorities try to extinguish a new variant of the coronavirus before it spreads widely and undermines a nationwide vaccination program.
World Jan 08London mayor warns of city’s critical COVID situation as virus spreads fast
London’s mayor has declared the capital’s COVID-19 situation to be critical, reflecting deteriorating conditions for beleaguered hospitals, as the country authorized a third vaccine for emergency use.
World Jan 06UK leader vows to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate vulnerable
Lawmakers were recalled from their Christmas recess to discuss new restrictions that took effect at midnight as part of England's third national lockdown. They are expected to approve the government's stay-home order and other measures.
World Jan 05UK hospitals struggle, as contagious virus variant sweeps Britain
Pressure on the nation's hospitals forced the hand of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has plunged the country into its third national lockdown.
Health Jan 04Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world
Britain has begun dispensing the second vaccine in its arsenal. But authorities in France and elsewhere in Europe are coming under fire for slow rollouts and delays.
World Jan 04England to start new virus lockdown until mid-February
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new version of the coronavirus.
World Jan 04UK first in world to start using Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine ramps up a nationwide inoculation program, as rising infection rates are putting an unprecedented strain on British hospitals.