Covid-19

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

11 August 2020

The patient's own immune system seems to be the major player in long covid...

11 August 2020

Cardiologists have recently discovered ongoing heart issues in people who had mild COVID-19...

11 August 2020

Oxford-based GP Helen Salisbury has been seeing patients with these ongoing symptoms...

11 August 2020

The NHS doesn't have records for mild cases - but data from a symptom tracker app shows the problem's scale...

11 August 2020

Paul Garner used to run 40km a week. Now a mild walk puts him in bed for days...

11 August 2020

A study of hospital patients found as much viral RNA in the noses and throats of kids as in adults...

11 August 2020

Meet the COVID-19 patients who are still suffering the after-effects of the virus, months after catching it...

05 August 2020

Before the COVID crisis, many of us took certain freedoms for granted. Now we’re not so sure...

04 August 2020

What exactly is the UK goverment's new obesity strategy?

04 August 2020

A pet cat in the UK has been diagnosed with Covid...

02 August 2020

And are aeroplanes Covid-19 safe. Plus space tourism, flight paths and goose bumps...

27 July 2020

Evidence for Russian Covid-19 vaccine espionage, and what constitutes an infectious coronavirus dose...

20 July 2020

Over half of patients in hospital with COVID show signs of heart damage

19 July 2020

What the hell does the longest word in the English dictionary mean?

14 July 2020

Why is the number needed so high?

14 July 2020

Hunting everywhere for COVID-19

14 July 2020

Investigating the airborne spread of COVID-19

14 July 2020

We're taking a closer look at our celestial neighbours.

13 July 2020

The UK government has provided more than a billion items of PPE - why so much?

13 July 2020

Lockdowns, masks, long-term immunity, and the prospect of a Covid comeback...

12 July 2020

We're always going forward because we can't find the reverse! But could we go backwards in time?

10 July 2020

While global food supplies have been stable so far, an upcoming recession might be one blow too many...

07 July 2020

We're unpicking the science of covid testing, monitoring and tracing this week...

07 July 2020

How do Covid antibody tests work?