Covid-19

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

21 April 2020

Many around the world have been volunteering to help fight COVID-19 - such as at Makespace in Cambridge...

21 April 2020

Are people in the UK actually staying at home? Tracking data from mobile phones says, mostly, yes...

21 April 2020

Scientists have successfully used a drug to 'trick' the coronavirus out of infecting cells in the lab...

21 April 2020

Many of those who need the most healthcare aid live in the world’s second most populous country...

21 April 2020

So far it’s mostly richer countries with huge outbreaks. But if poorer areas get hit, they'll be hit harder...

21 April 2020

From cloudspotting to birdwatching to stargazing, you're never going to look at the sky the same way again...

21 April 2020

Do either cooking or refrigeration incapacitate the virus? Chris Smith answers...

19 April 2020

Will a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus be forthcoming, and what other measures are effective at fighting...

19 April 2020

Do control measures force viruses to evolve greater virulence?

19 April 2020

Immune responses can actually help Covid-19 to infect cells, a new study reveals...

15 April 2020

Where did these viruses come from, and how do they grow in our cells?

13 April 2020

Are people becoming reinfected, or are the tests just poor? And how, and when, will we return to normality post-...

11 April 2020

The risk of bringing home coronavirus on your groceries is very low, but what's the best way to minimise the...

10 April 2020

What other parts of the body can covid-19 infect? And how do new diseases emerge in the first place?

07 April 2020

Or is the idea all smoke and mirrors?

07 April 2020

How does the virus change, and how does that help us?

07 April 2020

We follow the history of radioactivity from its discovery to uses, good and bad.

04 April 2020

What's the evidence that a facemask works for SARS-CoV-2, and is the lockdown working?

04 April 2020

Your questions answered, including what is in the planet's interior, and where do viruses come from in the first...

03 April 2020

From Ebola to Marburg, and coronavirus to rabies, bats carry some of the world's worst viruses. Why?

03 April 2020

Why questionnaires and thermometers at airports miss most cases of travelers with diseases...

03 April 2020

Ebola, SARS, rabies... Bats are replete with lethal pathogens. But why?

01 April 2020

A doctor, a faith leader and an historian discuss the implications of the coronavirus crisis. Will it transform our...

31 March 2020

Will ozone kill coronavirus? Should I wear a facemask? And how does menthol clear your nose?