Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England lifts Covid curbs as scientists warn of surge in cases

The British government on Monday lifted pandemic restrictions on daily life in England, scrapping all social distancing rules in a step slammed by scientists and opposition parties as a dangerous leap into the unknown.

Medications

Developing antiviral drugs is not easy—here's why

The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, recently announced the creation of an antivirus taskforce to "supercharge" the development of new antiviral drugs. At a Downing Street press conference, Johnson said: "The majority of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How will vaccines affect the length of England's lockdown?

England has gone into a tough lockdown to halt spiraling COVID-19 hospitalisations and relieve pressure on its health system. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has said the new lockdown will last at least seven weeks, but ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can you unintentionally bully someone? Here's the science

I was nine. Some girl, maybe around 15 or 16, old enough to tower over me, asked whether Bill Beattie was my brother. I nodded. Without saying another word she grabbed me by my hair and started to drag me across the street—pulling ...

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