Covid-19

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

09 November 2020

What have we learned about Covid19 immunity, incubation periods, testing and mink?

06 November 2020

Are there financial benefits to lockdowns?

06 November 2020

And will sleeping with a potato stop restless leg syndrome?

03 November 2020

Chris Smith talks to Imperial College's Wendy Barclay about the REACT 2 study

29 October 2020

Wouldn't a Chihuahua do instead? Also, decoding conversation and Covid-19 links to diabetes...

28 October 2020

The tough moral and ethical choices facing us as we struggle to deal with second wave of the COVID pandemic...

27 October 2020

What approach should we take to get through the pandemic?

27 October 2020

Do we allow the Covid-19 virus to spread, or try to suppress it with more interventions...

26 October 2020

How are we feeling 6 months on?

26 October 2020

New results suggest Remdesivir is ineffective against Covid-19, but is there more to the story?

26 October 2020

Purposefully infecting healthy people with coronavirus to better understand covid

26 October 2020

Also, why ice cubes stick to my skin, and why shop-bought but not home-reared chickens have soft bones and tender meat...

20 October 2020

An old TB vaccine may help in this new fight

20 October 2020

What's the science behind COVID reinfection?

20 October 2020

We take a walk in the woods, to understand the science of trees

19 October 2020

Plus, how smoking hijacks the brain's pleasure centres, and where Covid-19 came from...

16 October 2020

From G614 to RDRP, here's the changes in the virus that are worth knowing about...

16 October 2020

The main genetic risk factor for serious coronavirus infections comes from Neanderthals...

16 October 2020

A severe COVID risk factor in our genes; tracking the translatlantic slave trade; and a genetics video game...

14 October 2020

When a pathogen jumps from an animal to a human, bad things can happen...

14 October 2020

The training you get at university will only last you 5 years now, so how do you keep current, post-Covid?

13 October 2020

An intensive care doctor explains Trump's COVID treatments, and the current best practice...

13 October 2020

This gene cluster is linked to more severe COVID-19 infections, and perfectly matches Neanderthal DNA...

13 October 2020

The world is going online, and the economy is changing drastically. How will education and training adapt?