Scotland's papers: Jab works on variant and William on Scotland

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Britain's vaccines are "highly effective" against the coronavirus variant first detected in India, government scientists have said, the Sunday Telegraph reports. Public Health England experts said the first real-world data showed double doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccines were nearly as effective against the emerging strain as they are against the dominant Kent variant.
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For the Sunday Express, the "astounding" new data shows Britain is "winning the war" against Covid-19. The paper reports that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine give an 88% protection against symptomatic infection, while two AstraZeneca jabs give a 60% rate.
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The Sunday Post reports that pressure is building for a Scottish public inquiry after the pandemic. It carries a case study of the family of a nursing assistant who died with the virus, and says her family say they will sue the NHS, claiming bosses should have prevented her death.
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Dominic Cummings has accused Boris Johnson of pursuing a secret policy of herd immunity in response to the coronavirus pandemic, reports the Sunday Times. The PM's former chief aide also claimed that all three lockdowns could have been avoided if someone "competent" had been in charge.
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The Sunday Mail reports that the Duke of Cambridge has said Scotland is the source of his saddest and happiest memories. Prince William recalled being at the Queen's Balmoral home in 1997 when he first learned of his mother's death. But he also said it was in St Andrews where he first met his wife almost 20 years ago.
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Martin Bashir has said he "never wanted to harm" Princess Diana with her 1995 interview with Panorama, adding: "I don't believe we did." Speaking to the Sunday Times, Bashir said he was "deeply sorry" to her sons, the dukes of Cambridge and Sussex. But he rejected Prince William's claim that he fuelled her paranoia, saying they were close and he "loved" her.
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The Mail on Sunday headline says the royal family will "unite to save the union". It reports that the Queen will "lead a royal charm offensive to help persuade Scots to reject independence, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expected to play a key role".
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The National says the electoral watchdog has ruled out a review into whether some voters may have been confused when voting in the Holyrood election over two parties - the Scottish Greens and Independent Green Voice.
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The Scotland on Sunday front page carries the news that St Johnstone have edged Hibernian to lift the Scottish Cup for a second time - sealing a domestic trophy double in the greatest season in the club's history.
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The Herald reports that safety fears have been raised over the Trident nuclear base - home of Britain's nuclear weapons - on the Clyde "as managers have slashed firefighter numbers alongside a 'failure' to provide promised safety equipment".

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