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If you think you’ve got a cold, there’s at least a one in four chance you’ve got Covid, epidemiologist Tim Spector tells Times Radio. Omicron will be the dominant variant within weeks and the vaccine booster rollout has come to a “standstill”, says the Telegraph. Fewer than 5% of those who asked the Foreign Office for help during the evacuation of Afghanistan received it, according to testimony to the Foreign Affairs Committee by civil servant Raphael Marshall. Mice that were injected with grape-seed extracts in a scientific study lived 9% longer than those that weren’t – equivalent to a decade for humans. There are “grape expectations” that a similar treatment can be developed for us, says the Daily Star.