Vaccines and variants are the two big concerns as we hope for an end to the pandemic.
Over in the UK, they've gained added significance with the approach of June 21st - the day on which all remaining restrictions will be lifted.
But, what data do we have about them? And, will the UK change their plans in response?
John Burn-Murdoch, senior data-visualisation journalist with the Financial Times, joined Gavan on the show to discuss.
On The Record with Gavan Reilly