Thai government claims success at treating mild COVID in prison population.
Voluntary modifications to behaviour – such as mask wearing when it’s not mandatory – are probably helping to keep the virus in check.
Social distancing has shielded us from other respiratory viruses – but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
The average wellbeing of people with depression in Denmark improved over the first six months of the pandemic.
Countries are transitioning from zero-COVID to vaccine-led strategies.
Kim Jong-un is simultaneously projecting different images domestically and internationally as food shortages and economic hardship rise.
The reason for these results has yet to be confirmed – but maths may explain the phenomenon.
The threat of disease changes how people behave to minimise the risk of infection – and can even influence their political preferences.
Around half of recent excess deaths in England have been directly from COVID.
How the ‘smoker’s paradox’ went up in a puff of smoke.
Schools and parents have been targeted with fake vaccine consent forms peddling misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Despite international travel restrictions, the pandemic hasn’t raised levels of domestic tourism. But it has changed what people do in the UK.
Careful planning enabled this small, mountainous Himalayan country to vaccinate 90% of its adult population in three weeks.
‘His natural odour used to make me want him; now it makes me vomit.’
Molnupiravir is showing promise for treating and controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Want to avoid long COVID? Get vaccinated.
Misinformation is spreading on social media that gargling with povidone-iodine can prevent COVID.
The vaccine-sharing initiative is still without its biggest donor – India – while rich countries are diverting spare doses towards youth and booster programmes.
Flexibility and accepting that stronger control measures might be needed is important given how uncertain things are ahead of winter.
Without an adequate plan, the UK will be stuck in a cycle of rising deaths and measures introduced too late to counter them.