Microbiology

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Shielders say lifting of England’s Plan B restrictions ‘complete nightmare’
Among the 3.7 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England, the removal of Covid restrictions has raised concerns

Alfie Packham

22, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives | Devi Sridhar
As with any other ineradicable disease, prevention and treatment can be integrated into society, says public health expert Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

19, Jan, 2022 @5:47 PM

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‘We started eating them’: what do you do with an invasive army of crayfish clones?
It’s been dubbed the perfect invader, but the marbled crayfish may offer a sustainable food source and even help prevent disease

Kate Connolly in Berlin

17, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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How antivirals provide hope to vulnerable Covid patients
Pfizer says its recently approved Paxlovid drug has almost 90% success in preventing severe illness if taken soon after infection

Robin McKie

16, Jan, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Cutting the Covid isolation period to five days is foolhardy and dangerous | Sally Cutler
People are at their peak of infectiousness at the very time that Sajid Javid said they can now mix freely in society, says medical microbiology professor Sally Cutler

Sally Cutler

13, Jan, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Covid loses 90% of ability to infect within 20 minutes in air – study
Exclusive: Findings highlight importance of short-range Covid transmissionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Wellcome Trust to spend £16bn on research with focus on Covid vaccines
Britain’s biggest charity unveils spending plan over next decade after record return on investments

Julia Kollewe

11, Jan, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Will Covid-19 become less dangerous as it evolves?
Analysis: experts warn that viral evolution is not a one-way street and a continuing fall in virulence cannot be taken for granted

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Will we ever reach herd immunity to Covid? | Erin Mordecai and Mallory Harris
We are in an awkward transition from pandemic to endemic, say Stanford University scientists Erin Mordecai and Mallory Harris

Erin Mordecai and Mallory Harris

10, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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UK records 141,472 more coronavirus cases and 97 deaths
Latest Covid figures come amid reports that lateral flow tests will remain free

Charlie Moloney

09, Jan, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Omicron could be ‘first ray of light’ towards living with Covid
UK government scientist predicts possibility of less severe variant but warns ‘we’re not there yet’

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Fourth Covid jab not yet needed, JCVI says, as booster protecting older people
Latest figures show protection against hospitalisation for over-65s at 90% three months after third jab

Jem Bartholomew

07, Jan, 2022 @8:01 PM

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