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British professor wins prestigious medal for leading team that created Oxford vaccine

Your tributes to those who have died

Vaccines found to be 'extremely safe' - as UK orders 50m doses of CureVac jabs to fight variants

Gout drug Colchicine cuts hospital stays and need for oxygen therapy, study suggests

Israel's vaccine rollout linked to infection fall

Breakthrough treatment claims to stop 100% of symptomatic infections

New UK-designed ventilator could mean fewer coronavirus patients need intensive care

Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives

Warning of UK cases spike if vaccinated people break COVID rules

Pfizer vaccine 'works' against key variant mutation, study suggests

Genes hold clues to why some people get severely ill

The history makers - meet the first people in the UK to receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine outside a clinical trial

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The Taiwanese scientist who tried to warn the world of coronavirus

Lockdown has caused 'massive shift' in attitudes towards fitness

Covid antibodies 'last at least six months'

How to be happier while working from home

New protein treatment 'reduces odds of developing severe' coronavirus

The inventor inspired by wanting to keep his daughter safe


Back to intensive care, where I notice one major change

Covid patients 'less likely to die than in April'

Covid-19 virus 'survives on some surfaces for 28 days'

Rapid bedside test shows promise in hospitals

Home working here to stay, study of businesses suggests

App tells if office workers are not socially distanced

Hundreds of violent attacks on ambulance workers during COVID-19 crisis

Tests 'could be picking up dead virus'

Singing 'no more risky than talking' 

Coronavirus smell loss 'different from cold and flu'


NHS staff sign up to Covid-19 sniffer dog trial 

Why do some people still refuse vaccinations?

Face masks advert banned over misleading claims about protection

Vaping teens and young adults up to seven times more likely to contract COVID-19, study finds



Recordings show lockdown London quieter than 1928

How to make yourself understood while wearing a face covering

Cracking the secrets of how bats survive viruses

Oxford vaccine could provide 'double protection' - report


Would you spit in a tube every week to end the pandemic? 

Llamas provide key to immune therapy

Your pictures on the theme of 'reflections'

Why are we 'milking' crabs for a coronavirus vaccine?

'Refunds unlikely' if travellers have to self-isolate

Testing sewage an 'easy win'

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How can I prove I've had the vaccine? 

What you should do if you live with someone with coronavirus

Two more life-saving Covid drugs discovered

Coronavirus variants and mutations: The science explained

Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Rapid tests 'useful public health tool'

Some hand sanitisers have less alcohol than label says

Arthritis drug may treat severe Covid


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Large number of COVID-19 patients tested in study had vitamin D deficiency

Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'

Tuberculosis vaccine BCG could help in fight against COVID-19

Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial

Flu jab 'more important than ever' this winter 

Simple test gives results in 90 minutes

What progress are we making on treatments?

Cheap hydrocortisone drug reduces deaths in sickest COVID-19 patients, research finds

How to get a covid test

'Add upset stomach in children to symptoms',

Five ways to avoid catching the virus indoors

UK dropped WHO guidance on alcohol-based hand sanitisers before lockdown

What are the risks of catching it from food packaging?

How to stay cool in a face mask as hot UK weather forecast

Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus' 

What progress are we making on treatments? 

Fraud: Banks reveal the 10 coronavirus scams to be wary of


Everything you need to know about the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Skin rash can be only COVID-19 symptom and should be fourth key sign, study finds

How to stop your glasses steaming up with a mask on

 A user's guide to wearing a face mask to the shops

Matt Hancock promises UK's 'biggest vaccination programme ever'





New study suggests virus immunity is shortlived

How to keep your guests safe from Covid-19

'Right thing' to be part of plasma trial

Sense of smell and taste 'improve for most'

Protest, rally or eating out - Where is riskier? 

How can family and friends visit my home safely?


Men produce more COVID-19 antibodies than women, NHS figures suggest

Warning thousands could be left with lung damage

Shut down hand dryers to stop COVID-19 spread, warns consultant

Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

The potential benefits of Vitamin D to coronavirus patients

COVID-19 antibodies not detected in up to 8.5% of patients, study finds

What is the 'breakthrough' treatment dexamethasone - and what are its side-effects?

Blood clots targeted in treatment trial 

Up to 80% diagnosed with COVID-19 have no symptoms, health secretary says

This is not the last pandemic

The anatomy of a pandemic

Fergus Walsh on the volunteers in the race to find a vaccine


Coronavirus: Is it hay fever or COVID-19? How to tell the difference

Covid-19 brings remote medicine revolution to the UK

UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

The mystery of silent spreaders

French tests show even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies

Creative solutions to social distancing

UK scientists develop coronavirus inhaler to fight disease at first sign of symptoms

How safe are takeaways and supermarket deliveries?

Rail firms dish out instructions on how to sit on a train as crowds stay away

Wearing surgical masks can reduce COVID-19 spread by 75%, study claims<

Twenty busiest London train and Tube stations to avoid

Should I start taking vitamin D?

New 100% accurate COVID-19 antibody test approved for use in UK

How to stay safe at work, on transport and visiting shops

Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have

Scientists hail 'groundbreaking' discovery of antibody which prevents infection

'Overwhelming majority' of recovered COVID-19 patients produce antibodies

Rare syndrome seen in UK children 


Hospital cuts COVID-19 death rates with 'black boxes' for sleep disorder

Campaign launched to tackle online fraudsters and scam artists

Doctor advices to safely treat your grocery shop during Coronavirus

How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

A visual guide to the world in lockdown

A very useful advice from a surgeon

Are loss of smell and taste key symptoms?

COVID-19: Healthy eating during confinement

Doctor advises disinfecting packages

Coping with self-isolation

Immunity levels 'higher than antibody tests suggest', according to Swedish study

The foods we are all eating during lockdown

How much does your boss need to know about you? 

Your pictures on the theme of 'walking

Rethink: Will companies help us improve our sleep habits?

Li Wenliang: 'Wailing Wall' for China's virus whistleblowing doctor

Container enthusiasm: How to grow lockdown veg in a tiny space

Flushing 'can propel viral infection 3ft into air'

Fact-checking claims it might have started in August 2019

The 'new normal' as cyber-spies navigate pandemic

Can thermal cameras help spot coronavirus?

Satellite images reveal earlier outbreak in Wuhan, researchers claim

Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

Why is the pandemic making medical careers more popular?

Is coronavirus changing the world of cleaning?

Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more

After The Pandemic: Britons think commuting to work and holidays abroad will change significantly after coronavirus


What's the future for the office?

Striking photos show ghost towns and cities returning to new normal

Striking portraits capture 'honesty, rawness and reality of NHS' during the pandemic

Wild white stork chicks hatch in UK for first time in hundreds of years

The man in the iron lung


French brothers strike gold under lockdown

Spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace

Pompeii Live: they didn't see catastrophe coming – and neither did we

A new way to pay tribute to those who have died with COVID-19

Letter-writing: Connection in disconnected times

Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising


'It satisfies a nurturing instinct': how lockdown has created a veg-growing revolution

The Night Watch: Will Gompertz reviews the Rijksmuseum's high tech photo


Twitter allows staff to work from home "forever"

 6 Unexpected benefits of the lockdown

How they tried to curb Spanish flu pandemic in 1918

VE Day: 'Do not despair, do not yield'

The UK marks 75th anniversary

Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles

 'Covid toe' and other rashes puzzle doctors

Why spending so much time with our children could have unexpected benefits

Can nature help improve our mood? 

The eight exercises you can do while stuck in lockdown

The psychology of why lockdown is making our relationships stronger


Time to ditch WhatsApp and Houseparty? Google just made a huge change to your video calls

Italian cities remain deserted in lockdown

How a Daniel Defoe book can teach us about Covid-19

Interesting drawings from Children during lockdown

Lockdown larder: the best store-cupboard recipes for cheap, easy meal

How to make the most of your garden during lockdown

With a smile

The woman who discovered the first coronavirus

What Boris Johnson's Greek hero teaches us about epidemics

Interesting thoughts

YouTube free shows

David Hockney shares a respite from the news

Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic

Arts go interactive during coronavirus lockdown

The good that can come out of an upside-down world

How Russia's ballet wasn't shut down despite lockdown

The best apps to keep you connected with family and friends during lockdown

Words at the window from those in isolation

5 tips NASA astronauts use when living in ‘confinement’ in space to stay happy and productive

Tired of Netflix? Seven alternative plans to get you through home confinement