Turn of the coronatide

It may not be the beginning of the end, but in parts of the world that are detecting fewer cases of COVID-19, it is starting to look like the end of the beginning. Maritime metaphors are in heavy demand. Maybe it’s the thought of returning to the beach, as some have already done. The storms that have just battered southern Australia are a rough reminder that nature is unpredictable. These events can come without warning, and may return in waves. So just what is this COVID-19 second wave?

COVID-19 unplugged

Our physical distancing has its down side. Now that we’re starting to see modest signs of progress, it’s a good time to consider what it has achieved so far.

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.