Cases of this variant – which has some potential to escape the effects of vaccines – have risen recently in France and Spain.
We may be witnessing the signs of COVID developing into an endemic disease in the UK.
Research shows shared traumas drive political preferences in certain directions.
Patients with more symptoms during initial infection – particularly breathlessness, chest pain or abnormal heart sounds – appear more likely to experience lasting illness.
Just because face coverings aren’t mandatory doesn’t mean they’re not protective – so here’s how to ask someone to wear one.
When the media pits academics against each other in an attempt to represent “both sides of the argument”, no one wins.
Simultaneously high levels of virus and vaccination will give further evidence of just how protective COVID-19 vaccines are.
Most people being hospitalised with COVID-19 in the UK have had both vaccine doses, but this is to be expected as vaccination rates rise.
A French study found a four to sixfold reduction in neutralisation against the delta variant compared with the alpha (Kent) variant.
Comparing COVID-19 vaccines with others that are less effective makes people see them more favourably.
Experts in viral immunology, ethics and computational biology share their thoughts on England sloughing off the last of the COVID restrictions.
The freedom to do as you please impinges on the freedom of others to protect themselves from COVID-19.
A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Some deaths among the vaccinated are to be expected given how high the threat of COVID-19 is to older people.
How the public thinks and feels about restrictions is far more complicated and conflicted than is typically reported.
First-hand family accounts and photographs trace the difficulties and traumas of giving birth and looking after a baby during a pandemic.
The latest UK data shows that nearly two-thirds of people who died of COVID between February 1 and June 21 had been vaccinated.
If people feel a sense of duty to their local community, they’re more likely to protect themselves and others by taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
Governments in the west repeatedly failed the public when it came to masks.
So long as vaccines are readily available, vaccine passports can be made to be fair.