The Science behind the pandemic

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre. This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The...

What are the COIVID-19 tests?

What are the COIVID-19 tests?

by Philip Ingram MBE Some see a perceived lack of testing as the latest stick to beat the government up with the current COVID-19 crisis. The perception that is being left with the general public and with healthcare workers is that testing will provide some magic...

Where did COVID-19 come from?

Where did COVID-19 come from?

Where did COVID-19 come from? Here conspiracy theories abound, as the reality is the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is only a scientific assessment. However, based on over 50 years research into coronaviruses and that the international scientific community is quick at checking...

What is COVID-19

What is COVID-19

The next question has to be, what is CoronaVirus and what is COVID-19?   According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US (CDC), coronavirus is the name for a family of viruses that were first identified in the 1960’s.  They are...

What is a Virus

What is a Virus

What is a virus? The microbiological society describes a virus as the smallest of all microbes. With some, they are so small that 500 million could fit on to the head of a pin. They are unique because they are only alive and able to multiply inside the cells of other...