How long does it take to be clear of coronavirus?

One of the mainstays of ­controlling Covid-19 has been isolation, a very old-fashioned and well-tried strategy for containing infectious ­diseases. Think of the fever ­hospitals where patients with contagious ­infections were incarcerated. My sister was one. She contracted scarlet fever … Read More

Why cancer care needs to be put back on the agenda

Covid-19 has made us change many of the expectations we took for granted in medicine. One of them is the way we approach cancer treatments. Because of coronavirus quite rightly taking the lion’s share of resources, some cancer treatments, including … Read More

Our test and trace system is a failure, warn experts

The headline published in the BMJ says it all. “Too slow and fundamentally flawed”. Our country’s test and trace ­programme is not fit for ­purpose, say public health experts. “I don’t believe the virus is under control, and I don’t … Read More