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.
If immunity is waning or ineffectual against new variants, then boosters could be needed – but there needs to be evidence that they're necessary.
The British government has opted to press on with reopening and not wait for the number of fully vaccinated people to rise, while Japan introduces new restrictions ahead of the Olympics.
Comparisons with flu are unhelpful – these diseases need to be treated differently.
Children should only be excluded from school if they are unwell.
When to reopen is a difficult decision that has required authorities to look for the least bad option.