COVID

Thousands of long Covid cases could be averted if teens get two jabs

30th September 2021

Giving children two doses of a coronavirus vaccine could potentially prevent thousands of cases of long Covid, a new study has suggested. Children as young as 12 in the UK are now eligible for their first shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. However, vaccination experts are yet to advise if and when children should get the full course – or…

Vitamin A treatment trial for Covid loss of smell

29th September 2021

Vitamin A nasal drops might be able to treat the loss or altered sense of smell in some people who have had Covid, UK researchers say. The University of East Anglia is conducting a 12-week trial. Only some of the volunteer patients will receive the treatment but all will be asked to sniff powerful odours such…