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Phil Whitaker is a GP and writes the New Statesman’s “Health Matters” column. His books include Chicken Unga Fever: Stories from the Medical Frontline (Salt)
A study found around 100 symptoms the virus may cause, but only a dozen or so are widely recognised. At this stage, we're not ruling anything out.
Young people may be cavalier about coronavirus, but long Covid, a chronic, ongoing form of the disease, doesn't discriminate by age.
Why "the science" should not be blamed for U-turns and a woeful communications strategy.
Inflicting a defective vaccine on millions would damage the immunisation campaign, and gift ammunition to anti-vaxxers.
Boris Johnson needs someone to blame for his Covid-19 failures, but scrapping the seven-year-old organisation is not a solution.
My hunch is that coronavirus will prove to be just like other respiratory viruses – eminently transmissible by the young.
I have led my practice through the first wave, starting in early March when I realised the 25-year-old I was examining had Covid-19. It seems incredible now, but I had no PPE.
Cancer Research UK estimates that 20,000 cases will have gone undiagnosed.
For #LongCovid sufferers – around 5 per cent of those who catch the disease – debilitating symptoms drag on interminably.
Over the course of the pandemic, the UK’s overconfidence in theoretical modelling has several times been rudely exposed.