Pandemic

Pandemic, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Downing Street “partygate”: the Metropolitan police have now issued a record-breaking 100 fines
    News

    New Partygate pictures show Boris Johnson caught “red handed” drinking during lockdown gathering

  • Covid-19 testing: how effective and accurate are lateral flow tests taken at home?
    Health

    Are lateral flow tests accurate? A doctor explains everything you need to know

  • Belly Mujinga: an inquest into the death of the railway worker in 2020 will be held this summer
    News

    Belly Mujinga’s death sparked an outcry in 2020 – can the delayed inquest bring her justice?

Latest Stories

A woman with a row of dominos demonstrating the domino effect
Careers

The real reason you want to quit your job right now (and it’s not about what you do for work)

Thanks to the domino effect, influence plays a big part in our life decisions.

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Hannah Keegan
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young couple embracing after whirlwind romance
Relationships

How a “reset relationship” can help get the spark back in your life

Why we’re using our post-lockdown relationships as a way to refresh our lives and get the spark back.

Posted by
Meg Walters
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Mental Health

Lockdown, 2 years on: how to adapt when life throws you a curveball

“While the hardships faced during the past two years have been manifold, so too have the opportunities to understand our own strength.”

Posted by
Anna Mackenzie
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Two line drawings with colourful background
Mental Health

Emotions all over the place at the moment? You’re not the only one

A therapist explains why the end of Covid-19 restrictions has left many of us feeling wobbly.

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Lauren Geall
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Chloe Gray
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Are you the only one left doing home workouts?

A quick vibe check on the hybrid workout phenomenon.

Burnout can cause illness
Health

This is why you’re feeling so run down right now

Colds seem to be getting worse. Find out why we’re all feeling more wiped out than ever.

Posted by
Meg Walters
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Treat brain: how to train your brain to stop spending
Fashion

“Help! I can’t stop buying things I can’t afford”

Treat brain is the pandemic trend that's on the rise.

Posted by
Naomi May
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Diverse group of stylish people standing together
Mental Health

Has the Covid-19 pandemic made us kinder to one another?

A new study from BBC Radio 4 and the University of Sussex seems to think so.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Why do we still experience mood swings as adults, and what can we do about them?
Mental Health

Why do we still experience mood swings as adults, and what can we do about them?

“I’m 24 and feeling like I’m 14 again.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Living with Covid-19: what does the future of the pandemic really look like?
Health

If we have to learn to ‘live with Covid-19,’ what could that actually look like?

Experts weigh in on how the “new normal” that we’ve heard so much of will unfold.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Living with Covid-19: everything we learned from the government’s latest announcement
News

The 5 biggest changes from the government’s latest Covid-19 announcement

What the new rules mean for you.

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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The psychological reason you’re finding it so hard to make decisions right now

If you’ve found yourself procrastinating lots or being impulsive with your spending, read this.

Sexual burnout: how the pandemic has impacted our sex drives, and what we can do to get them back
Mental Health

Suffering from sexual burnout thanks to the pandemic? Here’s what to do about it

Being overwhelmed with day-to-day life has led to a lack of intimacy for many of us.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
2022 travel advice: what you need to know before booking a holiday abroad this year
Travel

The important travel advice you need to know before booking a holiday this year

We asked the experts how to prepare for travelling this year.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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How the pandemic and lockdown has changed how we drink alcohol, for better and for worse
Health

“It was total escapism”: 3 women on how the pandemic changed how much they drink

As a new government report suggests over 8 million people are currently consuming alcohol at a “harmful” level.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Covid-19 restrictions: the government has removed all restrictions from next week after scrapping “Plan B”
News

What the latest changes in the government’s Covid-19 restrictions mean for you

Almost all “Plan B” measures will be scrapped next week.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Dealing with disappointment: 3 ways to help cope with still having to cancel plans
Mental Health

3 simple methods to deal with the disappointment of still having to cancel plans

If you’re feeling down about Omicron disruptions, read this.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Pandemic loneliness: “Just because we’re not in lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’re not still lonely”
Mental Health

“Just because we’re not in lockdown anymore, doesn’t mean we’re not still lonely”

If you still feel withdrawn from the world at times, you’re not alone.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Amy Beecham
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Boris Johnson insists Downing Street party was a “work event” and apologises for attending

The prime minister faced calls to resign in parliament after “over 100 people” were allegedly invited to a government party during lockdown.

Downing Street party: 5 women react to reports that the government broke lockdown rules for a gathering at Number 10
News

5 women relive the pain of being locked down while Boris Johnson had another party

“They partied it up while my grandmother died.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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