Smartwatches could provide an extra line of defence to help us keep COVID and other infectious diseases at bay. Here’s what the evidence says.
An ongoing narrative seeks to shift the blame away from the government for mismanagement of the pandemic, by depicting it as beholden to all-powerful scientists.
Evidence suggests strength training can offer a variety of benefits when recovering from a respiratory illness like COVID-19.
COVID-related changes in our personalities could go some way to explaining the widespread decrease in wellbeing.
Here’s what happened behind the scenes to increase intensive care capacity at the height of the pandemic.
The pandemic has presented many ethical dilemmas for which there is no one right answer. Here’s how to interact with people who may have a different view from you.
A new paper looks at referrals to a long COVID clinic in England over the past two years. The results are good news.
This guidance replaces previous conditional recommendations for the use of these drugs and is based on emerging evidence that they’re not likely to work against omicron.
Belief in conspiracy theories can be incredibly damaging. So we must resist, and engage with those who deny the facts where possible.
BA.4.6 seems to be even better at evading our immune response than BA.5.
Since immunity from COVID vaccination begins to wane over time, it’s important that everyone, irrespective of age, receives their boosters as soon as they are eligible to do so.
Though COVID is mild for most children, it can be serious for some. Where we have safe and effective vaccines, there’s no sense in not rolling them out.
The COVID alert level for the UK was recently downgraded. Here’s what that means.
Johnson’s leadership during the pandemic has been characterised by failures of governance and breaches of ethics.
Only a portion of excess deaths had COVID mentioned on the death certificate. But the pandemic could be affecting death rates indirectly.
Evidence has shown that people with allergies and asthma are at lower risk of contracting COVID-19. Here’s why we think this might be.
A recent study suggests one in eight people who get COVID will go on to develop long COVID.
People who get COVID continue to face increased risks of developing some neurological and psychiatric conditions, like psychosis and dementia, for up to two years afterwards.
The UK has become the first country to approve the shot, which targets omicron alongside the original strain of SARS-CoV-2.
Is it time to accept the limits to COVID control and invest elsewhere in the health system?