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For over a year now, one story has dominated the news cycle above all others. We’ve aimed to take the long view of Covid-19: we’ve investigated the catastrophe of the test and trace system, the crisis in care homes, and the extended after-effects of the disease.

Catch up

Nadhim Zahawi, Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, answers questions about the vaccine.

In years to come, an annual combined booster vaccine for flu and Covid could become the norm.

Teachers, unless they are vulnerable, are unlikely to be vaccinated before school returns on 8 March.

It could take just 30 to 40 days to approve a booster jab, and “between 3, 4 and 5 months to have the volume to vaccinate”.


We need to get the world vaccinated as fast as possible. We’re in an arms race: vaccines vs variants. That’s why we’ve launched our Vaccine Tracker along with a campaign to vaccinate the world by the end of next year.

The Slow Newscast

Since the start of the pandemic, our weekly podcast has aimed to take the long view.

Slow views

Tortoise’s daily editorials always have a point to make – often about the virus, vaccines and variants.

Some of our recent ThinkIns on Covid

More of our stories on Covid-19

covid Inquiry

100,000 deaths. How did it come to this?

Catch up on our Covid Inquiry – an investigation into the government’s effort to control the virus.

It wasn’t just Covid-19 that spread around the globe in 2020. Along with it came torrent of fake news about the virus.

C-19 Sensemaking

When Covid first struck, breaking news went into overdrive. We decided it was important to dig beneath the headlines and take a longer view of what was going on.

Contagion layman

Read every instalment of Hannah Jane Parkinson’s lockdown diary.