Infectious diseases

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No room for complacency over monkeypox, says WHO
World Health Organization official calls for urgent, coordinated action to prevent spread of disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Where’s the herd immunity? Our research shows why Covid is still wreaking havoc | Danny Altmann
‘Living with the virus’ is proving much harder than the early vaccine success suggested, says professor of immunology Danny Altmann

Danny Altmann

01, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Australia’s 10,000 deaths and the paradox of ‘Covid normal’
The country has fared better than others – but those on the frontline are still wrestling with the agony of the coronavirus pandemic

Melissa Davey Medical editor

01, Jul, 2022 @1:42 AM

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Ten thousand Covid deaths and counting … the road to Australia’s grim milestone
From the first coronavirus case reported in the country in January 2020 to the toll’s steep upwards trend today: this is how we got here

Calla Wahlquist, Tory Shepherd, Melissa Davey and Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @1:39 AM

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Not just a number: families of five Australian pandemic victims reflect on loss during Covid
As Australia approaches the grim milestone of 10,000 Covid deaths, we look at the people behind the numbers

Tory Shepherd and Melissa Davey

01, Jul, 2022 @1:38 AM

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Denmark’s Covid mass mink cull had no legal justification, says report
The extermination of 15 million animals and unnecessary shutdown of an entire industry has cost taxpayers billions

Sophie Kevany, Tom Levitt and Tom Carstensen

30, Jun, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock
With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering, says former health secretary Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock

30, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Doctors treat first UK patient in Covid ‘super donor’ blood trial
Reopened trial to look at whether plasma with high levels of antibodies can help save lives of immunosuppressed

Ian Sample Science editor

29, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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CDC activates emergency operations unit for monkeypox
The move signals the initial stages of a public health concern as 306 cases of the virus have been recorded in the US

Samira Asma-Sadeque

29, Jun, 2022 @7:56 PM

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Are pockets of Covid in the gut causing long-term symptoms?
Scientists are investigating whether reservoirs of virus ‘hiding’ in the body are contributing to long Covid

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @5:09 PM

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Should we be worried that polio has been detected in the UK? | Devi Sridhar
Until an infectious disease is eradicated everywhere in the world, we are all vulnerable, says Devi Sridhar of the University of Edinburgh

Devi Sridhar

27, Jun, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Alarm in Beijing after announcement zero-Covid policy may last five years
Communist party official posts notice saying mass mandatory testing and travel curbs will continue

Helen Davidson in Taipei

27, Jun, 2022 @8:48 AM

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