Covid-19

Articles, podcasts, interviews and answers to questions about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and the wider coronavirus family...

22 January 2021

Why a tired moment produces a jet of saliva, and antibodies and Covid severity...

18 January 2021

The WHO arrive in China to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic

18 January 2021

Studying COVID transmission by testing asymptomatic students at Cambridge University

18 January 2021

New research aims to predict who will get severe COVID from how their immune system responds from the start

18 January 2021

If you stand on your head, can you still swallow? Plus, Covid variants and coronavirus vaccines...

15 January 2021

Viral immunologist Zania Stamataki breaks down questions about the vaccine rollout...

15 January 2021

Some people get off Scot free, while others have a very rough time. Why?

12 January 2021

Oxford's vaccine has been approved, and over 15 countries worldwide are now giving out COVID vaccines...

12 January 2021

Public health expert Nisreen Alwan unpacks coronavirus strategies. When might the pandemic end?

12 January 2021

This week's panel are neuropsychologist Barbara Sahakian, and food and obesity geneticist Giles Yeo...

12 January 2021

A look ahead to the fabulous science coming in 2021. Space telescopes, storms... and an end to the pandemic?

11 January 2021

Why is it so buoyant? Also, how energy drinks give you a buzz, and how planetary orbits work...

31 December 2020

How are we prioritising whom to immunise against Covid-19 first? And is that the right way?

28 December 2020

Just when I thought I was getting on top of the rules, with a Covid-compatible Christmas gift-wrapped and ready to go,...

23 December 2020

Do Covid-19 vaccines prevent disease but not infection or infectivity, and will be new variant overcome the protection...

22 December 2020

How worried should we be about this new variant of COVID-19?

22 December 2020

It's been a hard year for us all, but video games have the potential to make it easier.

22 December 2020

From the music to the visuals, how can video games change how you think...

18 December 2020

Flashing cars, point of care tests for Covid-19, asymptomatic infection, facemasks and the size of Jupiter...

17 December 2020

How does an RNA vaccine work, and what are the risks?

17 December 2020

Addressing your questions about the coronavirus vaccine. Plus: quick-change genes, privacy, and penguins...

15 December 2020

Listener Luke sent us a concern he's been hearing about the vaccine, so Chris Smith weighed in...

15 December 2020

The first batch of people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. But we're far from out of the woods...

11 December 2020

Some people have reported having more bizarre dreams during lockdowns, and now scientists are interested