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Extreme drought has increased by nearly a third over the last 50 years, according to a report by The Lancet Countdown. Photo: Asaad Niazi /
Extreme drought has increased by nearly ... […]

‘Threat multiplier’: How climate change affects health

Deadlier than Covid, or even rivalling cancer? Researchers have been increasingly attempting to calculate the effect climate change will have on health if the world does not act quickly to reduce carbon emissions.
Commuters, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, travel on a packed London Overground train service towards central London on March 1, 2022, during a day of strike action on London Underground services. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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‘Perfect storm’: Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant

Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts say
A nurse goes to check on a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Timone hospital in Marseille, southern France on January 5, 2022. Photo: Nicolas Tucat / AFP
A nurse goes to check on a Covid-19 pati... […]

Omicron less severe but still a threat to health systems

Omicron is causing record numbers of cases around the world, and though it causes less severe Covid-19 experts warn this wave still threatens to overwhelm health systems
Syringe and a screen displaying the main SARS-Cov-2 variants : Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Omicron. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP
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Delta still dominates say experts urging third jab

No one knows how effective vaccines will be in stopping the Omicron variant of Covid-19, but while Delta remains the dominant strain experts are urging people to take advantage of booster jabs where they are available