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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.