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How the battle against Covid became a forever war

Many predicted the virus would become a mild illness akin to a common cold. But as the Omicron variant spreads, scientists say there may be worse to come.

It has been two years since Covid-19 started spreading out of the industrial city of Wuhan in China, but the pandemic has not yet run out of steam.

  • Anjana Ahuja
  • New Statesman

Just as some dared to hope that – thanks to speedy vaccines and medicines such as dexamethasone – the world was settling into an uneasy truce with its contagious foe, another variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus arrived to…

The Omicron variant, now present in 57 countries including the UK, has prompted the British government to…

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