Second Covid wave forecast to be more deadly than the first

The growing concerns of Government scientists may explain the Prime Minister’s determination to stick to a policy that has proved so controversial. They may also shed light on the reluctance of ministers to discuss an “exit strategy” from the current restrictions. More than eight million people – almost all of them in the North – […]

Covid risk no longer increased by travelling abroad

Going abroad no longer increases the risk of getting Covid-19, the latest formal data reveals. A survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the infection rate among those who travelled abroad in the past 30 days is roughly the same as that for...

When will a coronavirus jab be ready in the UK?

Since coronavirus emerged in January almost 200 vaccine candidates have been put into development, with at least 15 in human trials.  Vaccines being developed by Oxford University and in Germany are the most likely candidates to be ready this year, experts have said,...

Covid immunity may only last months, study finds

On Monday, the researchers warned that Britain is “a long, long way” from anything approaching herd immunity.  Helen Ward, a professor of public health at Imperial and the lead researcher, said: “I think what we are showing is that there is a really...