STEALTH VIRUS

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

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?

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.

COVID-19: the vitamin D debate

There is growing interest in vitamin D supplements as a low risk intervention for COVID-19. Here some of the recent debate has been captured to help you make up your own mind.