There’s something rather sinister about a potentially fatal virus that doesn’t declare its presence until a week or more after contact.

Logic in the time of coronavirus

An insight editorial in the Journal of Medical Microbiology examines COVID-19 through the prism of the priobe hypothesis, and uses it to build an argument for causality as a means of identifying key research and development priorities in the campaign against SARS coronavirus 2 (SC2).

Coronavirus’s centre of gravity

We need to know our coronavirus enemy. In order to plan our return to normality, we need to consider SARS coronavirus’s key attributes, and what makes up its centre of gravity.

SARS coronavirus 2: feeling acronumb

COVID-19 is 2019’s unwanted legacy. Its trail of destruction has left governments and their public health machinery with a horde of acronyms. The most notorious of these are SARS-CoV-2 and its disease manifestation, COVID-19.

Presymptomatic COVID-19

The prodigious transmissibility of the emerging coronavirus we now call SARS-CoV-2 has raised questions about the period leading up to symptomatic infection. If a presymptomatic stage of COVID-19 is common, it could contribute to spread of the virus and explain its high transmissibility.  This is important for how the infection should be diagnosed and controlled.