Covid-19

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

18 October 2021

Signs that swabs from cell phones are almost as sensitive as testing the owner for Covid-19...

17 October 2021

The best tests for Covid-19, stress and going grey, and the impacts of junk food...

12 October 2021

With great disparities in vaccination rates around the world, how can we distribute vaccines more effectively?

05 October 2021

A study giving the flu and COVID jabs in one go is a success

05 October 2021

Why some scientists are predicting a particularly bad cold and flu season this year

02 October 2021

The theory that the COVID epidemic escaped from a lab in Wuhan is gaining traction...

29 September 2021

We talk viral evolution, vaccine quality control, and why we usually sneeze more than once!

25 September 2021

“Big Pharma” is sometimes painted as a greedy villain, protecting its patents at any cost. But is this fair?

24 September 2021

Boris Johnson has stepped back from introducing vaccine passports across England. Why?

21 September 2021

What causes the symptoms of the menopause and how can we manage them so they don't interrupt our lives?

21 September 2021

Should we be worried about giving young people COVID vaccinations in case they get myocarditis?

10 September 2021

Is the new academic year destined to provoke a rush of Covid-19 cases in the UK?

09 September 2021

New data shows that teenagers are succumbing to long COVID

07 September 2021

How good are COVID-19 vaccines at protecting us, and is our vaccine strategy the right one?

07 September 2021

What do we now know about vaccine-induced immunity against COVID-19?

07 September 2021

What does it mean to be "immune" to COVID, and can we make even better vaccines

07 September 2021

Why are babies born during the pandemic recording lower IQ scores than expected?

07 September 2021

Could a new generation of combination vaccines help us stay protected for longer?

07 September 2021

Despite vaccination, some people still get infected with COVID. Will we need further lockdowns over winter?

03 September 2021

The making of magnetism, plus polluting the solar system, entropy and long sight...

25 August 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything it's that most of us are terrible at judging risks...

24 August 2021

Can we link historic pandemics back to different strains of coronavirus?

24 August 2021

A trip down plague lane with Kyle Harper

21 August 2021

An outbreak has New Zealand in lockdown, but what's the lowdown on Delta worldwide?