What is ‘long COVID’ and how does it affect those who experience it?

Those who become ill with milder forms of COVID-19 are expected to recover in around 2 weeks. But an increasing number of people say they experience symptoms months after the initial illness is supposed to have worn off. This phenomenon, dubbed “long COVID,” has puzzled scientists and left those affected feeling drained and unsupported. Share […]

How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect older adults?

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are different for various socio-demographic groups, and Medical News Today has zoomed in on the ways in which this crisis has affected the more vulnerable ones. In this Special Feature, we focus on how the pandemic has affected...

How does the new coronavirus affect our pets?

Can our pets become infected with SARS-CoV-2? Could they transmit the virus to other animals, or to their human companions? And can humans transmit it to animals? This Special Feature aims to answer these and more questions. Share on PinterestCan SARS-CoV-2 affect...

Air pollution may affect the lethality of COVID-19

New research suggests that air pollution may have an effect on the number of people who die from COVID-19. Share on PinterestScientists have found a link between the lethality of COVID-19 and air pollution. Stay informed with live updates on the current COVID-19...

How might climate change affect the spread of viruses?

Predicting how future climate change will influence the spread of viral infections is fraught with difficulty. This is due to the complexity of interactions between climate, nature, and human activity. But annual fluctuations in some viral infections, such as seasonal...