How does a coronavirus home test kit work, and how do I get one?

How does a coronavirus home test kit work, and how do I get one?

The Government has announced that Britons will be able to conduct coronavirus antibody tests at home within a matter of days with finger-prick kits that will be available from Amazon and Boots. But what are these tests – and do they work? What is an antibody test? An antibody test can detect if a person has had […]
Six coronavirus cases with very different symptoms

Six coronavirus cases with very different symptoms

With estimated cases of coronavirus infection in the UK now approaching a million and rising, a much better picture is emerging of the spectrum of symptoms and illness the disease causes.  At one end of the scale, some suffer only the mildest of cold like symptoms...
What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?

What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?

The new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to nearly every country in the world since it first emerged in China at the beginning of the year. More than 450,000 people are known to be infected and more than 20,000 deaths have been recorded – including 433 in the...