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COVID-19 Variants

Total 12 Posts

Long COVID: Why it’s so hard to tell how many people get it

5 min read
A recent study suggests one in eight people who get COVID will go on to develop long COVID.

Our current COVID vaccines could soon be updated to target new variants.

5 min read
Against omicron, many of us will have minimal neutralising antibodies left after infection because of the variant’s ability to rapidly mutate. It may be time for a new generation of COVID vaccines.

We shouldn’t be complacent to the potential threat of this, or subsequent COVID waves.

6 min read
Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increasing wave of infections in the UK. The wall of immunity put up by vaccinations and previous infections is not as strong as it once was. So, what happens next?

Omicron XE is spreading in the UK – A virologist explains what we know about this hybrid variant.

5 min read
More than 1,000 cases of omicron XE have been detected in the UK so far. But we shouldn’t be seriously concerned at this stage.

Should we worry about the XE variant? Maybe not yet, but ‘hybrids’ will become more frequent as COVID evolves.

5 min read
Our best chance of limiting the emergence of new recombinant COVID variants is to limit the spread of infections, using public health measures to slow and suppress the virus.

Caught COVID? What you should and shouldn’t do when self-isolation isn’t mandatory.

5 min read
The virus is still a threat. Be kind to yourself and others if you catch it because people will continue to get severely ill and die from COVID.

COVID numbers are spiking, yet still no public health messaging.

11 min read
The views of experts and health professionals on whether there is cause for concern as COVID case numbers are rising again, the risk of a new variant to show up, the situation in schools and long COVID.
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