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Michael Barrett is professor of biochemical parasitology at the University of Glasgow
Through some of the finest poetry in the English language, John Keats distilled the horrifying impact of the TB pandemic.
How coronavirus mutations could imperil the vaccine rollout.
The coronavirus mutation, with its apparent increased contagiousness, is cause for alarm – and worse could follow.
With less than 10 per cent of the UK population presumed immune, thousands of deaths will result without new rules.
The Nazis’ barbaric testing of suplhur drugs during the Second World War is a warning from history.
The question of how long our antibodies last will determine the future impact of the disease, and our response to it.
In the UK, a lack of testing has left us struggling to identify active cases of Covid-19. Developing a way to identify those who have already had the disease will be critical to fighting back.
Why are some people worse affected by Covid-19 (and other viruses) than others? Estimates of the fatality rate vary from country to country.
The likelihood is that millions in the UK will become infected: schools should be closed and major gatherings cancelled.
The discovery of hundreds of cases in Italy has made the spread of the disease in the UK almost inevitable.