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Are sharks being killed for COVID vaccines? Does the vaccine contain monkey cells? And will it alter your genes? We tackle the most common COVID-19 vaccine myths
March 30, 2021
We bring you the scientific facts behind some of the myths, misconceptions and misinformation circulating about the COVID-19 vaccines.
People don't know classic COVID symptoms, even when they have them
March 17, 2021
A quarter of people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 don’t get tested and 40% of survey respondents could not identify the three ‘classic’ COVID symptoms of persistent cough, fever, or loss or change in sense of smell, according to a new study submitted to a major journal.
How do the Pfizer and Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines compare? And how do they affect different people?
March 8, 2021
In our latest vaccine webinar, our experts compare the effectiveness and after effects of the two current UK COVID-19 vaccines and discuss how different people respond to the jab.
Feeling unwell? It could be COVID-19, so get a test
February 17, 2021
There are many potential symptoms of COVID-19 in addition to cough, fever and loss of smell (anosmia). If you start feeling newly unwell, you should get a COVID test to check if you’re infected and help bring the pandemic to an end.
Are the vaccines working? What after effects are people experiencing? We reveal our first findings
February 9, 2021
For the past month, people have been logging their vaccines in the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app. We look at initial data about how vaccination is impacting COVID-19 positivity rates and what after effects people experience.
Vaccine after effects more common in those who already had COVID
February 4, 2021
People who have had a previous COVID-19 infection are almost twice as likely to experience one or more mild whole body (systemic) after effects compared to people who didn’t have COVID-19 (33% vs 19%) from a Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine dose.
No evidence for changes in symptoms from new coronavirus variant
February 2, 2021
The latest analysis of symptom data gathered from the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app shows no significant differences in COVID-19 symptom type, severity, or duration of the disease caused by the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant.
COVID is trending down
January 15, 2021
According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study UK Infection Survey figures, there are currently, 53,528 daily new symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average, based on swab tests data from up to five days ago [*]. This compares to 69,958 daily new symptomatic cases a week ago, a de
How do I look after myself if I am sick with COVID-19?
December 22, 2020
Helpful advice to support you if you fall ill with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Dr Chase Ng Peng Yun, a junior doctor, gives his advice about how to look after yourself and protect others in your household if you have COVID-19.
How to monitor your health at home with COVID-19
December 22, 2020
How to monitor your heart rate, temperature and blood oxygen levels if you are ill at home with COVID-19 Dr Chase Ng Peng Yun, a junior doctor, explains how to monitor your health at home if you have COVID-19 and when you should get medical help.
Worries for Wales and London as cases rise
December 11, 2020
According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study UK Infection Survey figures based on swab tests data from up to five days ago, daily new cases of COVID-19 across the UK are still falling, however, the number of cases in Wales and possibly London are now rising.
When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine and what will it feel like? Here’s how the UK vaccination programme will work
December 11, 2020
Our expert panel discusses the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination in the UK, how things will change as new vaccines are approved, and the side effects you might experience after receiving a COVID-19 jab.
Decline in cases slows despite lockdown
November 20, 2020
According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study UK Infection Survey figures based on swab tests data from up five days ago, the drop in the number of daily new cases for the UK overall has slowed down but the real picture is distorted by regional differences.
Cancer doesn’t stop because there’s a pandemic. Here are the symptoms to look out for.
November 19, 2020
Ignoring the signs of cancer and delaying diagnosis because of the pandemic costs thousands of lives. We chat to Cancer Research UK about the impact COVID-19 is having on cancer diagnoses and the symptoms you should look out for.
Are we over the peak of the second wave?
November 6, 2020
According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study UK Infection Survey figures based on swab tests up to four days ago, the number of daily new COVID-19 cases in the UK has improved, with overall figures starting to fall in a number of areas including Scotland and Wales.
The younger generations are still driving COVID cases
October 23, 2020
The latest COVID Symptom Study data shows the growing divide between the Northern regions of the UK and the South and how the younger generations continue to be driving the rise in cases. Read the full press release for all the latest data.
Case rising steadily and rapidly in the North of England
October 16, 2020
The latest COVID Symptom Study data shows that cases are continuing to rise steadily in the UK and daily new cases in the North are rising rapidly. This week we introduce the new Tier Prediction model, which predicts which regions in the UK may be made a Tier 3 region.
Are you immune to COVID-19? And could you catch it again? Here's what we know so far
October 13, 2020
Am I Immune to COVID-19? Will antibodies protect me? Or can I get reinfected? Here's what we know so far. Can you catch coronavirus twice? Here’s what we know about COVID-19 immunity and your chances of reinfection.
Medical guidance about delirium in older people changed thanks to COVID Symptom Study data
October 12, 2020
Public Health England has updated its COVID-19 guidance for elderly people presenting with delirium, based on research from the COVID Symptom Study app. We speak to lead researcher, Dr Claire Steves, to find out more.
The COVID Symptom Study app and NHS COVID-19 app are different. Here’s why you need both!
October 6, 2020
Since the launch of the NHS COVID-19 app in England and Wales, we’ve had a lot of users of our COVID Symptom Study app asking us whether they should carry on logging daily if they also have the NHS app. In short, the answer is yes and here's why!
Delirium is a key sign of COVID-19 in frail, older people
October 5, 2020
A new analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Study app and patients admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London has shown that delirium - a state of acute confusion associated with a higher risk of serious illness and death - is a key symptom of COVID-19 in frail, older people.
COVID cases flattening according to COVID Symptom Study Infection Survey
October 1, 2020
According to the COVID Symptom Study (CSS) UK Infection Survey figures, there are currently, 19,777 daily new symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average over the two weeks up to 27 September suggesting that COVID-19 cases in the UK are flattening off.