Will there be a second wave of coronavirus?

As countries ease lockdowns, the worry is that populations remain highly vulnerable With more countries planning to loosen restrictions imposed due to coronavirus but the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, concerned about the...

WHO warns that few have developed antibodies to Covid-19

Herd immunity hopes dealt blow by report suggesting only 2% -3% of people have been infected Only a tiny proportion of the global population – maybe as few as 2% or 3% – appear to have antibodies in the blood showing they have been infected with Covid-19,...

The stress of giving birth under lockdown

Helen Simmons, a 28-year-old film producer from London, went into labor with her second child on the evening of 30 March – exactly a week after Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. “It felt like a 1960s-style birth,” she jokes. She arrived...

Turning crap into gold

In the era of Covid-19, we’ve had to move away from bring-your-own containers and reusable coffee cups – composting can help ease the burden I have never laughed, cried and wanted to make brown butter apple cake more than now. We don’t know how long...

Coronavirus latest: at a glance

A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak Spain’s death rate continues to fall The country reported 399 deaths in 24 hours, lower than Sunday’s figure of 410. A total of 20,852 people have died in Spain, with over 200,000...