Long COVID: who is at risk?

fizkes/Shutterstock For most people, infection with SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – leads to mild, short-term symptoms, acute respiratory illness, or possibly no symptoms at all. But some people have long-lasting symptoms after their infection – this has been dubbed “long COVID”. Scientists are still researching long COVID.Continue Reading

From Charles Dickens to woolly mammoths: great long reads of 2020

It’s been an interesting year on The Conversation Insights desk. We’ve produced a raft of compelling stories from academics carrying out research all over the world in an attempt to answer some of life’s most important questions. Whether it’s a millionaire bunker builder living in a revamped intercontinental ballistic missileContinue Reading

How the pandemic could play out in 2021

Maridav/Shutterstock Vaccines for COVID-19 are now being rolled out, but in the UK, this good news has been tempered by the emergence of a new, potentially more infectious strain of the virus. Exactly how the pandemic will evolve has become more uncertain. Certainly, the next three or so months willContinue Reading