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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Sanofi vaccine: What to know about this protein-based COVID booster being offered in the UK5 min read
A vaccine produced by Sanofi is being given as part of the 2023 spring booster campaign. An immunology expert explains how it works. I n the UK a spring booster campaign has recently begun, offering an additional vaccine to people at highest risk from COVID. Between April and June 2023
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.
UK rolls out spring COVID-19 booster programme2 min read
Over 5 million people in the UK are eligible for a COVID-19 booster this spring.
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 pandemic: Three years on, and nobody wants to talk about it (and why we should)5 min read
The world has mentally moved on from the pandemic, but the ramifications are still widespread. And there’s a lot we can learn.