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 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

08 December 2020

What's the process to get the vaccines to the public?

08 December 2020

Why is the sky blue but it's black in space? And why does the Moon look white?

04 December 2020

The AstraZeneca Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine results were announced recently, but something wasn't quite...

04 December 2020

Why shear a sheep in winter when it's cold? And can animals count?

24 November 2020

Find out how gamers are helping in the fight against Covid-19.

23 November 2020

How do we decide the priority list for receiving a COVID vaccine?

23 November 2020

With more COVID vaccines being announced, what's the difference between them, and how effective are they?

19 November 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech have concluded the Phase 3 trial of their coronavirus vaccine...

17 November 2020

Players of an enormous online video game have been performing vital 'flow cytometry' for COVID research...

17 November 2020

The Slovakian government have tested millions of people for the coronavirus over the last two weeks...

17 November 2020

Their vaccine appears to be safe, and they claim it has an efficacy rate above 90%...

17 November 2020

A new coronavirus variant from Danish mink farms may present a new problem...

15 November 2020

How does this new RNA-based approach work, for how long, and is it safe?

14 November 2020

What was the Swedish approach to COVID, and how successful has it been?

13 November 2020

Over 200 people in Denmark have been infected with the coronavirus via mink farms...

13 November 2020

Coronavirus in mink, a test to track poached ivory, the genome of a cat, and a new genetic disease...

13 November 2020

Does the announcement from Pfizer this week mark the beginning of the end of our socially-distanced existence...

10 November 2020

How to test a whole city?