covid-19 variants

  • How do COVID variants emerge?

    Evidence suggests that people with weak immune systems may be accelerating mutations.

    This article was originally posted on 15th April 2021, and updated on 30th November. Since its first appearance in...

    News November 30, 2021
  • Explainer

    Explainer: A new variant of COVID-19

    How do we detect new variants, and should we be alarmed?

    Omicron variant named and spreading. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a new COVID-19 variant of con...

    COVID November 29, 2021
  • COVID Booster: memory, eyes, and more vaccine data

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Sputnik V might not work well against variants In phase III trials, Russia’s adenovirus vaccine, Sputnik V, record...

    COVID July 31, 2021
  • COVID Booster: targeted treatments, genomic sequencing and elimination?

    Five things we learned about COVID-19 this week.

    Money makes the Swiss more likely to get tested and less likely to get vaccinated There’s evidence around the worl...

    Australia July 17, 2021
  • New variants on the rise

    Fast emerging and spreading of potentially more dangerous SARS-CoV2 variants keep threatening the...

    In the past few days, two main variants first identified in India have crowded Australian newspapers' headlines. Thes...

    COVID June 4, 2021
  • How to find a SARS-CoV-2 variant

    Genetic sequencing shows how variants arise.

    Detecting COVID-19 in a population is usually done in two ways: by testing antibodies or running a PCR test. But neit...

    Health April 29, 2021
  • Vaccine efficacy on variants

    How do we know if current vaccines will be effective against new variants?

    The emerging of new COVID variants around the globe is raising concerns on whether these might blunt the efficacy of ...

    Health April 16, 2021