Covid-19

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

12 March 2021

There's light on the horizon when it comes to controlling the airborne spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19...

11 March 2021

Are we in danger of putting all our eggs into the COVID basket and ignoring the dangers of worldwide obesity?

09 March 2021

What's the latest in COVID news

09 March 2021

We take a look at the science behind some of the biggest stories of the moment

09 March 2021

The microbes that inhabit our intestines, scientists say, may hold the key to spotting - and treating - those most at...

01 March 2021

How does herd immunity work in practice, and are the vaccines we have likely to achieve it?

28 February 2021

Coronavirus variants, the latest on the vaccines and vaccine hesitancy, and why big flu outbreaks might be hot on Covid...

27 February 2021

Why do we age? Why not evolve to be better at repairing ourselves? Also, the basis of PCR tests for Covid-19...

24 February 2021

How concerned should we be about new coronavirus variants? That’s what Pei-Yong Shi is trying to answer...

24 February 2021

You might know them as the "UK variant" or "South African variant" - but what are they really...

24 February 2021

Meet the most critical coronavirus variants. Plus: catching a serial killer; and fish gaining limbs...

23 February 2021

Schoolchildren have spent much of the pandemic learning virtually. Here's how two kids find the situation...

23 February 2021

The WHO team dispatched to China, to investigate the origins of the pandemic, have published their results...

23 February 2021

Researchers in Scotland find problems - unsurprisingly - where alcohol is involved...

23 February 2021

Evidence that there are important genes in COVID that are being ignored in the literature

23 February 2021

With the UK making plans to reopen schools on 8th March, scientists have tried to predict the consequences...

23 February 2021

We're tackling increasing education gaps, stressed out parents & teachers, and the changing world of work...

23 February 2021

Tracking down the location of the mysterious land of Punt, and the genes we're ignoring in COVID cases...

16 February 2021

Do we need vaccine passports, and when might things be getting back to normal...

16 February 2021

A tried and true method for making vaccines has been used to make some of the COVID vaccines

16 February 2021

Current trials include mixing and matching difference vaccines, and looking at the vaccines in novel groups

16 February 2021

Using coronavirus mRNA to make a vaccine

16 February 2021

What is a COVID variant, and how could they affect COVID vaccines?

16 February 2021

Explaining the method of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine