How groundbreaking Covid vaccine science has given the world hope

The hurdles As Boris Johnson said at a press conference on Monday: “We’ve cleared one significant hurdle, but there are several more to go before we know the vaccine can be used.” Crucial information about the vaccine is not yet available, such as whether it prevents severe cases, which result in hospitalisation and death, or […]

The science behind the three key coronavirus rules: does it stack up?

A study by the University of Hong Kong, published in The Lancet in April, found the virus lasted longest on stainless steel, plastic, and surgical masks, where it lingered for seven days. The lifespan of the virus was tested in average room temperature of 71F (21C)...

What the Government’s ‘guided by science’ mantra really means

British politics is not overburdened with scientists, which can present a challenge when attempting to reach across what C.P. Snow termed “the two cultures” of arts and sciences. It’s an issue that runs both ways, says Professor John Ashton, a medical academic and...