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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)
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.
An ongoing study already provides a daily picture of Covid-19 in the UK – yet the government has failed to endorse the research.
As the government's failure to protect care homes becomes ever clearer, many families now consider them potential death traps for their loved ones.
The term is an eye-catching shorthand for speculation that there may be pre-existing immunity to Covid-19.
The government appears content to keep the NHS from being overwhelmed, not to prevent people dying.
To get meaningful results from trials, you need significant numbers of people to encounter coronavirus.
Insofar as anything can be said to be safe, sending children back to school will be safe for them.
The health service must prepare for next winter’s viral season to avoid becoming a major factor in driving a second wave.
How an extraordinary global research effort has accelerated our understanding of coronavirus as a multi-system disease.