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Experts urge Britons to wear face masks on public transport as new COVID variant spreads4 min read
Experts are warning Britons to wear masks on public transport as the COVID variant Arcturus spreads. Despite milder symptoms and eased restrictions, COVID-19 remains a threat.
Move over, Omicron: Arcturus is here to steal the spotlight3 min read
Arcturus, a subvariant of Omicron first identified in India, has been included in the CDC’s monitoring list following its involvement in 7% of the COVID infections in the United States. A strain that has also been reported as causing red and itchy eyes in young patients.
COVID origins debate: What to make of new findings linking the virus to raccoon dogs5 min read
New reports suggest the coronavirus pandemic’s origins may be linked to raccoon dogs sold at Wuhan’s Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. A virologist explains.
New COVID variant XBB.1.16 fuels surge in cases in India and causes conjunctivitis among children5 min read
A new COVID variant, XBB.1.16, is causing a surge in pediatric COVID cases in India, with doctors noting an increase in conjunctivitis among children, and reports suggesting already an increase in the US, Singapore, and Australia.
Three in five long COVID patients have organ damage a year after infection5 min read
A recent study found 59% of people with long COVID had damage to at least one organ a year after their initial symptoms.
Air pollution can increase the risk of COVID infection and severe disease4 min read
Air pollution can increase COVID risk by weakening our immune defences and exacerbating underlying health conditions.
COVID-19 – A look at what happened in 20225 min read
A public health expert’s analysis of the situation with COVID-19 in 2022. One thing that definitely didn’t happen in 2022 was the end of the pandemic.