A coronavirus vaccine may require boosters. Here's what that means

In the global race to contain the coronavirus pandemic, there is hopeful news on the vaccine front, with a number of potential candidates being developed and some promising early results. Based on what we know so far, it currently seems likely t

Fed chief says coronavirus surge slowing US economic recovery

The surge in US coronavirus cases is beginning to weigh on economic activity, the head of the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, and he promised the US central bank would “do what we can, and for as long as it takes,” to limit

Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' as US infections surge

Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US. In a speech at the White House on America's Independence Day, the US president insisted his strategy to tackle COVID-19 was "moving along

Donald Trump claims 99% of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' as US infections surge

Explainer: What's the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”.The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a

Explainer: What's the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

4 unusual things we’ve learned about the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic

It is now almost six months since the world became aware of COVID-19, and almost four months since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.As the number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus grows, so does our k

Coronavirus: No coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day - as Wales changes lockdown rules

Scotland has recorded no deaths from coronavirus for the fourth day running, Nicola Sturgeon has said.During a Scottish government briefing, Ms Sturgeon announced the total number of people who have died after contracting the virus remains at 2,482.

Coronavirus: No coronavirus deaths in Scotland for fourth day - as Wales changes lockdown rules

Coronavirus: Spanish researchers say they've found coronavirus trace in March 2019 water sample

Spanish virologists believe they may have found traces of COVID-19 in a sample of waste water collected in Barcelona in March of last year. If that is proven to be the case, it would mean the discovery was made nine months before the coronavirus was

Coronavirus: Spanish researchers say they've found coronavirus trace in March 2019 water sample

With coronavirus under control, Vietnam and New Zealand see different travel trends

Laura Douglas' tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March."It's l

Gold shines as coronavirus surge unnerves investors

Gold prices surged to their highest in nearly eight years on Wednesday, while global shares cooled as signs of an acceleration in coronavirus cases kept investors on edge.Fuelling concerns about sustained weakness in the pace of the economic recove