How viruses trick us into spending more time socialising

Can viruses change our behaviour? From Covid-19 to colds, the astonishing truth of how infections trick us into spending more time socialising (and spreading germs!) Can viruses such as the one that causes Covid-19 attack our brains and change our behaviour — thereby prolonging an outbreak? That’s the suggestion from…

More than 1.3 mn coronavirus deaths worldwide

More than 1.3 million people have been killed by the novel coronavirus worldwide, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. In total, there have been at least 1,303,783 deaths for 53,380,442 declared cases of COVID-19, although experts say the official data is likely to capture only a…

Virus crisis in Belgium shows more signs of abating

Belgium, proportionally still the worst-hit nation in Europe when it comes to coronavirus cases, said Wednesday there are increasing signs that a turning point in the crisis was drawing close. “The high-speed train is slowing down,” said virologist Steven Van Gucht of the Sciensano government health group. “The infection center…