Past Covid-19 infection may provide 'months of immunity'

But researchers warn there is still a risk of catching and passing the virus on to others again.

Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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Climate change: US emissions in 2020 in biggest fall since WWII

US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level last year, because of Covid-19 shutdowns.

Jan. 12, 2021 ~3 min

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Coronavirus: Virus provides leaps in scientific understanding

How a year of intense scientific effort unravelled the secrets of a virus that shut down the world.

Jan. 10, 2021 ~18 min

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The science behind virus mutations and why they matter

Scientists are rushing to find out more about mutations in a variant of coronavirus causing concern.

Dec. 22, 2020 ~4 min


First case of coronavirus detected in wild mink

Experts are calling for greater surveillance of wildlife for the virus after the discovery in Utah, US.

Dec. 14, 2020 ~2 min

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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?

Nov. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Covid-19: Oxford University vaccine shows 70% protection

The large-scale trial is both a triumph and a disappointment, after other groups had better results.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Covid: Will there be more than one coronavirus vaccine?

Hopes are rising that an effective vaccine against Covid-19 will be available soon.

Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.

Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

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