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theguardian - 27 days ago

Coronavirus live news: UK study to expose young people to virus for second India cases top 15m

Young, healthy volunteers who have previously had Covid will be deliberately exposed to the virus for a second India reports record 273,810 new infections in 24 hoursTrial to study effect of immune system on Covid reinfectionEager Londoners queue up to be tested in race to find Covid variantsFauci: Republican vaccine deniers are hurting efforts to lift restrictionsGlobal death toll passes 3m as pandemic ‘grows at an alarming rate’See all our coronavirus coverage 7.11am BST One of the defining aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is that depending on personal circumstances, people have suffered very different impacts from Covid restrictions. Jessica Murray reports for us on those in the UK who are still isolated and shielding:Sarah Spoor and her two adult sons have spent the past 14 months shielding in a one-bedroom apartment, with no garden, in west London. Her youngest sleeps in the bedroom, his brother has a pull-out bed in the kitchen, while Spoor takes the living room in another fold-out bed. Related: ‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafe 6.57am BST That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan, for today. Thanks for following along. Here is an extremely joyful piece my my colleague Michael McGowan on the start of the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble: Related: Joy, actually: happy reunions fill Auckland airport as trans-Tasman bubble begins Continue reading...


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