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 August 2020

How do we go about relating to another?

17 August 2020

What's happening when your arm or leg goes to sleep?

17 August 2020

The world is in the grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. What advances have we made against the threat?

13 August 2020

How coronavirus is amplifying sex differences in medicine

12 August 2020

In early August, the UK stepped back from some of the proposed lockdown easing measures...

11 August 2020

Antibody tests have given mixed messages to long covid patients. How reliable are they?

11 August 2020

Barbara Melville is a long covid patient - but her symptoms are different, especially her fatigue...

11 August 2020

A neuropathologist explains the stranger symptoms of long covid - from mood swings to fizzing in the skin...

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