How we found coronavirus in a cat

Feline under the weather? Viacheslav Rubel/Shutterstock Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists. This is because the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses that cause disease in a varietyContinue Reading

How coronavirus caused a baby birth certificate backlog

Delivered, not signed or sealed. Tomsickova Tatyana/Shutterstock England and Wales are currently full of babies that, in the eyes of the state, do not exist. That’s due to a huge backlog in birth registrations, after councils around the country halted the process during lockdown. Birth certificates are only now beginningContinue Reading

Does your homemade mask work?

Ti Vla/Shutterstock If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a mask they had made that morning from a tea towel, they would probably be sacked. This is because the equipment used for important tasks, such as surgery, must be tested and certified to ensure compliance with specific standards.Continue Reading