The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed 100 million since the start of the pandemic, according to an AFP tally
Minimal changes to the genetic material can allow some new variants of the Sars-CoV-2 virus to spread faster than the ones that were prevalent at the beginning of the pandemic. How and why such variants can be beneficial to the virus can be seen in the following graphic.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge toll on global jobs, with a new study by the United Nations estimating that the equivalent of 255 million jobs were lost last year
Despite dozens of deaths of people shortly after they were vaccinated against coronavirus, scientists say the evidence available so far does not incriminate the new anti-Covid vaccines
Iceland has genetically sequenced all its positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, an increasingly vital practice as worrying new strains emerge from Britain and South Africa
In the midst of a third wave of coronavirus infections, Ireland now holds the unhappy title of the nation with the highest transmission rate in the world.