Cases are high in people over 60, who are far more likely to develop severe COVID and need hospital treatment.
Ivermectin is vital for controlling a number of neglected tropical diseases, but mixed messaging and reported side-effects from its misuse against COVID could turn patients off it.
This new sub-variant of the delta has gained a foothold in the UK.
India is sending doses overseas again, but exports are unlikely to properly ramp up until all Indian adults have been vaccinated.
Every infected person is assigned a local case officer who can personalise the support they receive.
AstraZeneca’s durable monoclonal antibody treatment has shown promise in phase 3 clinical trials.
Severe COVID raises the risk of preterm birth, being admitted to intensive care and still birth – so everyone who is pregnant should get vaccinated.
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.