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What do want to know about Covid-19? BBC’s The Evidence is putting your questions about immunity, reinfection, the impact of the vaccines on spread, and mutations to a panel of experts.

Reply with your question and a producer may get in touch:

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"One night we were catching bats and there was one in there that just looked very different to all the others."

@Jonrflanders from @BatConIntl describes finding a new species of bat in the Nimba mountains in Guinea

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Will there be enough coronavirus vaccines for Africa's 1.3 billion population? And who can expect to get them first?

Download the first ever episode of our Africa Daily podcast with @kasujja

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Some competitors in the Australian Open are having to practise in slightly different circumstances this year...

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Replying to @BBCBreaking: US Capitol in Washington DC on lockdown due to "external security threat", police say

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Brazil has approved the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines and says it will start a nationwide inoculation programme this week

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US Capitol in Washington DC on lockdown due to "external security threat", police say

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Replying to @kalibawse: Budding podcasters: We are entering the FINAL WEEK of @BBCWorldService's FIRST international podcast competition. Just a few…

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Two of the most decorated female sprinters on the planet, @allysonfelix and @realshellyannfp talk about smashing records, pregnancy, and calling out sex discrimination in their sport

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The Seychelles has started its #coronavirus vaccination programme and @_AfricanUnion has secured hundreds of millions of doses. But getting 1.3 billion people vaccinated won't be easy.

Download the first episode of our #AfricaDaily podcast with @kasujja

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Replying to @BBCWorld: During the riots at the US Capitol, a black police officer put on a MAGA hat

What’s the real story? …

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Budding podcasters: We are entering the FINAL WEEK of @BBCWorldService's FIRST international podcast competition. Just a few more days until the deadline on Friday, Jan. 22.

As a judge, I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing your ideas. Don't hesitate!

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Greece says there's a case for a Covid vaccine passport which would allow people to travel freely within the EU.

But @yanisvaroufakis is concerned it could encourage governments - and businesses - to demand more of our personal information

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The term "black tax" refers to the burden on young professionals to support their families financially - even if they can't afford it.

In this week's episode of the The Comb we look at whether it's a necessary responsibility:

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Replying to @BBCAfrica: "Why cut off the entire internet? That's what dictators do." Bobi Wine's spokesperson @JoelSsenyonyi says they have been un…

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"Why cut off the entire internet? That's what dictators do." Bobi Wine's spokesperson @JoelSsenyonyi says they have been unable to contact him since last week's elections - won by incumbent, Yoweri Museveni

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The United States and several European governments have demanded the release of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. He was detained soon after his flight from Germany landed in Moscow

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During the riots at the US Capitol, a black police officer put on a MAGA hat

What’s the real story?

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"She was a damn good crisis manager, and we've seen a lot of crises."

In nine months Angela Merkel will step down after 16 years in power. What will Germany do without her?

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DJ and producer @ErisDrew talks to @octo_octa, Jayda G and @THEKATEPIERSON of The B-52's about who they’ve remixed recently and why 1950s rock'n'roll is so important for dance music

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How some online influencers are taking payment and perks to promote certain plastic surgery clinics – and not always declaring the fact to their followers

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"It's our western country view of insects that is problematic." Eating more insects has many advantages says Professor in Sustainability, Stefano Pascucci of @UofEBusiness

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You might know him as this year’s Booker Prize winner, but author Douglas Stuart is also a fashion designer. He talks to us about his debut novel Shuggie Bain, and tells us how fashion changed his life

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