Long Covid: Who is more likely to get it?

A study suggests old age increases the risk, as does asthma, excess weight, and being female.

Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

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Machines to 'do half of all work tasks by 2025'

Millions more jobs will be lost to robots with Covid accelerating the trend, says the World Economic Forum.

Oct. 20, 2020 ~2 min

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Coronavirus testing lab 'chaotic and dangerous', scientist claims

One experienced virologist raises concerns about safety protocols and a lack of training.

Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists

Bats have been scapegoated by humans for centuries, with Covid only the latest example, say scientists.

Oct. 12, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: WHO head calls herd immunity approach 'immoral'

Dr Ghebreyesus said allowing coronavirus to spread unchecked would cause unnecessary suffering and death.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 12, 2020 ~2 min

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BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19?

Vaccines may cause wide-scale changes in the immune system which can boost the body's protection.

Oct. 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Dexamethasone, remdesivir, Regeneron: Trump's Covid treatment explained

The US president has been given a number of different medicines to attack coronavirus and calm the immune system. What are they, and why is he taking them?

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Covid: Vaccine will 'not return life to normal in spring'

Leading scientists call for realism about what a vaccine against Covid can achieve next year.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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Covid-19: Milestones of the global pandemic

We track some of the key moments in the spread of Covid-19 around the world.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

By Rachel Schraer • bbcnews
Sept. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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