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.
Nobody wants a case of COVID or flu as a take-home gift from their office Christmas party.
For one, washing your hands is unlikely to prevent COVID spread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lagging booster vaccine uptake in England means millions of people may not be optimally protected ahead of winter.
These types of vaccines could offer certain advantages over conventional COVID shots. But we need more data to show us they’re effective.
Paradoxically, despite the success of COVID vaccination campaigns, confidence in vaccines has dropped significantly since the onset of the pandemic.
Exercise doesn’t have to be something very difficult to start off with.
Two new omicron subvariants, BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 could lead to another COVID surge. Here’s what we know so far.
A recent preprint suggesting SARS-CoV-2 came from a lab has reignited the fierce debate over the origins of the virus.