Covid immunity

Covid immunity could be poor after Omicron

New research reveals a poor covid immunity boost after infection with the Omicron variant.

This programme is available on the Health Check Page and is available NOW On-Demand until Wednesday the 29th of June. It will also be broadcast on Sunday the 26th of June in Phuket at 8:00 AM on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via the Internet radio portals.

Might this explain why getting Covid again has been more common with this wave? BBC News health reporter, Smitha Mundasad unpicks the data.

And the first World Health Organisation mental health report in two decades calls for change.

Dévora Kestel, Director of WHO’s Mental Health and Substance Use Department joins Claudia Hammond to discuss the findings.

Plus Professor Russell Foster on why looking after our body clocks can help with a good night’s sleep.

Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Erika Wright

(Picture: Covid-19 Omicron illustration. Photo credit: Sakchai Vongsasiripat/Getty Images.)

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A 4th Covid booster

Brand new results of a 4th Covid booster trial, with a mix and match approach including half doses, reveal good news for global vaccine rollout.

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Update on New Covid Research and the latest global research into Covid-19 and Claudia talks to the authors of a new study charting brain development over the human life span.

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