Herd immunity

germany

Is this why Germany has escaped lightly from coronavirus?

May 31, 2020 2:48 pm

It is hard to explain different death rates simply by the different approaches taken by governments

immunity

Immunity to coronavirus may be far more widespread than thought

May 30, 2020 12:08 pm

If some of the population have a degree of resistance thanks to previous infection with other coronaviruses then the numbers change

covid

Lockdowns are as contagious as COVID

May 21, 2020 9:23 pm

Once short-term deaths become the yardstick by which policies are judged, it is difficult to steer a different course

herd immunity

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine

May 20, 2020 11:36 pm

The trouble with coronaviruses is that they have evolved to keep re-infecting us

swedish model

Trump picks a Swedish model

May 19, 2020 3:12 pm

As with reindeer, immunity is in the herd

covid

COVID-19: the bluffer’s guide

May 12, 2020 11:28 am

‘That’s the viral test. I’m talking about the antibody test’

immunity passports

The trouble with British immunity passports

May 4, 2020 11:20 am

Creating any system that dishes out a biological status is going to create a series of ethical quandaries

testing

Should we be testing everyone in Britain?

April 30, 2020 12:00 am

Only the infectious would have to be kept at home

effects

Could the lockdown have side-effects no one has considered?

April 29, 2020 11:24 pm

This virus is still evolving

antibody test

Could this antibody test offer Britain a route out of lockdown?

April 24, 2020 9:42 am

Over the next few days, testing kits are being sent to 20,000 randomly-selected households

ian mcewan

Ian McEwan: the strange vocabulary of coronavirus

April 23, 2020 9:22 am

We all know about ‘flattening the curve’, but are you comfortable yet with ‘fomite’?

boris lockdown lifted

Boris’s difficult decision: when should lockdown be lifted?

April 22, 2020 11:10 pm

The COVID crisis has split the cabinet into two groups

swedish

The Swedish experiment looks like it’s paying off

April 20, 2020 5:53 pm

As the world went into lockdown, Sweden opted for a different approach

massachusetts

Massachusetts study finds a third of sample have COVID-19 antibodies

April 20, 2020 9:44 am

Several studies suggest that COVID-19 is far more prevalent — and correspondingly less deadly — than has been widely assumed

A restaurant in Stockholm during Covid-19, Credit: Getty

Will Sweden’s social distancing-lite work?

April 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Epidemiologists are themselves deeply divided on how to handle coronavirus

stanford

Stanford study suggests coronavirus is more widespread than realized

April 17, 2020 11:50 am

If SARS-Cov-2 is already endemic in the population, there is nothing we can do to stop it — but no great reason to try to stop it, either

homeland security

What a leaked Homeland Security report tells us about coronavirus

April 16, 2020 8:29 am

Could COVID be more prevalent — but less deadly — than we initially thought?

debate

To understand COVID we need evidence, skepticism — and vigorous debate

April 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Without a robust debate and constant interrogation of evidence, there’s a greater chance of big mistakes being made

herd immunity

Herd immunity might still be crucial in the fight against coronavirus

March 27, 2020 1:10 pm

If there was a way to safely grant two-thirds of a society COVID-19 immunity, the pandemic would stop

british

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

March 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care