Covid-19

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

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?

17 August 2021

Unpicking the latest on who's at risk, what might be causing it, and how we might diagnose it in the future

17 August 2021

Over 180 million people have been infected more than 10 million people have died from Covid-19...

16 August 2021

Why is it hard to develop treatments, and what clinical trials need to be performed?

16 August 2021

Why is it so difficult to definitively diagnose long COVID?

16 August 2021

Scientists are looking for the mechanism behind the condition...

16 August 2021

Who is most at risk, and what are the most common symptoms?

13 August 2021

Unravelling why younger age groups appear to be sluggish when signing up for their vaccine

10 August 2021

Using traces of DNA from soil, water and air to uncover animals from past and present...

09 August 2021

We produce antibodies after vaccination, but how many do we need to prevent infection and the spread of COVID?

07 August 2021

The consequences of freedom day on Covid-19 numbers in the UK...

30 July 2021

Despite many predictions, Covid cases continue to decline after 'Freedom Day', so what's going on?

30 July 2021

Ventilation is hugely important to stop the spread of Covid, but what's the best way to ventilate our homes?

27 July 2021

Will we break fewer records this year, and why are billionaires racing for space?

27 July 2021

The Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have elected not to vaccinate 12 to 16 year olds...

27 July 2021

Millions of work and school days have been lost as people are pinged by the UK Covid-19 app...

27 July 2021

Athletes will have to perform to empty stadia and award their own medals...

27 July 2021

Is opening up in the face of significant case numbers genius, or morally reprehensible?

20 July 2021

Bees, body odour, and beaming pictures from space: we've gone behind the scenes of this year's digital fair