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What it will take to overcome pandemic

What it will take to overcome pandemic

As special envoys on Covid-19 for the director-general of the World Health Organisation, we have witnessed firsthand the intensity of the suffering caused by the pandemic, especially in poorer communities. This profound tragedy has been evolving before our eyes and still is nowhere near its end.

What we got wrong: Guardian’s judgement errors over 200 years

What we got wrong: Guardian’s judgement errors over 200 years

Fiercely critical of Abraham Lincoln and at times racist, the newspaper’s leader columns did not always get it right

Vaccines: World’s best and lasting defence against Covid-19

Vaccines: World’s best and lasting defence against Covid-19

The insidious virus is still raging across the world with all its ferocity. For a perspective, global cases are nearing 160mn with deaths exceeding 3.3mn. More than 1.31bn doses of vaccines have been given so far.

Euro 2020: The uncertainty off and on the pitch

Euro 2020: The uncertainty off and on the pitch

Postponed last year because of the pandemic, Euro 2020 finally kicks off in a month’s time when Italy face Turkey in Rome but the health crisis continues to cast a shadow over a tournament being held for the first time at venues all across the continent.

Climate change goals: green art of the possible

Climate change goals: green art of the possible

The underlying political deal is similar on both sides of the Atlantic: decarbonise the power sector first while sheltering industry from higher costs

Money alone won’t ensure global vaccine equity

Money alone won’t ensure global vaccine equity

If the gaps between haves and have-nots aren’t narrowed soon the entire pandemic response will be compromised

Covid-19 deaths may be more than double the 3.24mn reported

Covid-19 deaths may be more than double the 3.24mn reported

If the officially reported global Covid-19 death number is 3.24mn, a new study which claims that the actual figure is more than double, nearing 7mn, has come as a rude jolt.

Pandemic reshapes shopping behaviour, last-mile delivery

Pandemic reshapes shopping behaviour, last-mile delivery

The Covid-19 shutdowns have completely reshaped how we live and how and what we are buying.

Needed: Next steps for a ‘people’s vaccine’

Needed: Next steps for a ‘people’s vaccine’

The Biden administration’s decision to stop opposing a proposed Covid-19 waiver of certain intellectual-property rights under World Trade Organisation rules is a welcome move.

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