We’re in a better position compared with 2020 and 2021, but the pandemic isn’t over yet.
Reports from China indicate BF.7 is quicker to transmit and has greater capacity to escape prior immunity than other omicron subvariants. But we shouldn’t be alarmed at this stage.
Classic books like Jane Eyre took on new meanings while the lengths of others made us aware of our mortality.
There seems to be increased complacency around continued COVID infections, and even an attitude that they don’t matter. But they do – and we can reduce the risk.
The Chinese population has low immunity against COVID, making it vulnerable to high levels of transmission.
The good news is memory function may improve again over time.
This drug could essentially close the door to the virus, preventing it from getting into our cells.
We don’t have a lot of scientific evidence on how much additional protection a fourth dose would offer younger adults. But on balance, giving them the option could be worthwhile.
A new study of people in England sought to understand what factors make people more or less susceptible to developing long COVID.
For one, washing your hands is unlikely to prevent COVID spread.
Nobody wants a case of COVID or flu as a take-home gift from their office Christmas party.
The risk of catching COVID at home wasn’t researched, advised on, legislated about, policed or managed as much as risk at work, school or in public places.
A UK survey found most long COVID sufferers have experienced discrimination, prejudice or shame related to the condition.
People who had COVID were 55% more likely to develop epilepsy or seizures over the next six months than people who had influenza – but the overall risk is still small.
During the pandemic, online learning suddenly replaced traditional teaching methods.
Two new omicron variants seem to be waiting in the wings to usurp BA.5. Here’s what we know about BQ.1 and XBB.
Record numbers of young people have faced mental health difficulties during the pandemic. Our research suggests that those without computer access were more likely to be affected.
Cases of seasonal diseases may be higher due to a lack of exposure during the pandemic. Here are four graphs which give us some clues as to how things might play out.
Our research has shown that people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital and die from COVID. But effective blood pressure control helps.
Long COVID can rob young people of an active life and cast future plans into doubt. But social support can help.