French researchers are using tiny antibody particles extracted from the family of animals that includes camels and llamas to produce a test they say can detect if patients have Covid-19 faster and more accurately than existing methods.

All the Covid-causing virus circulating in the world could easily fit inside a single cola can, according to a calculation by a British mathematician whose sum exposes just how much devastation is caused by minuscule viral particles.

Patient communications are no longer fit for purpose, and  although Covid has brought this to the fore, the problems will continue for a long time after the vaccine roll-out if they are not resolved.

The United States became the first nation since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of the Covid-19 virus surges across the country.