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People at a street flea market in Italy.

Opinion | 30 June 2020

This virus isn’t going away. The only way to beat it is to work together by Jeremy Farrar

Six months on from the first case of COVID-19, the pandemic is accelerating and spreading into new areas. Jeremy Farrar talks about the lessons we learned and the long-term solutions.

An intensive care nurse attends to a patient that is being treated for COVID-19 at a hospital.

Explainer | 15 June 2020

We need COVID-19 treatments as well as vaccines – and they have to work for everyone

Effective treatments, that are accessible to everyone who needs them, have to be part of the solution to the coronavirus pandemic – here's why.

Four health workers carry portable vaccine cold storage boxes

Explainer | 3 June 2020

The vaccine journey: from idea to immunisation

Researchers may well identify a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 before too long, but all that fantastic work could count for nothing unless we also invest in the next stages of the vaccine process – manufacturing and delivery.

A girl gets a vaccination against measles from a health worker

Opinion | 1 June 2020

While we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, let's not forget the importance of the vaccines we already have by Charlie Weller

With measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disrupting immunisation around the globe, millions are now at risk of other deadly diseases. We must act and invest urgently to maintain routine immunisation.

A family of three and a worker who goes door to door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Opinion | 7 May 2020

Coronavirus Global Response helped to raise billions for research. But we need more by Alex Harris

On 4 May, world leaders and health organisations pledged billions for the COVID-19 response. Alex Harris explains that urgent funding gaps remain for research.

Migrant children from the Moria camp in Lesbos island wearing masks and playing.

Opinion | 4 May 2020

5 matters of urgency for the Coronavirus Global Response Summit by Alex Harris

From access to tests, treatments and vaccines for everyone to coordinating urgent action – Alex Harris shares five key messages ahead of the Coronavirus Global Response Summit.

A researcher expresses coronavirus, Covid-19, onto surface protein, in a research lab

Opinion | 29 April 2020

COVID-19: how researchers around the world are racing to understand the virus and prevent future outbreaks by Josie Golding

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, a global community of researchers are working to find out more about the virus and assess what research needs to be done to stop it.

Collage of photos of four children and an illustration of a micro-patch in the background.

News | 27 April 2020

The future of vaccines: three innovations from around the world

To stop outbreaks of new diseases like COVID-19, or of known ones, like measles and polio, we must support and invest in vaccines.

Scientist working in a lab.

Opinion | 24 April 2020

Why the world needs $8 billion now to get us to COVID-Zero by Jeremy Farrar

Only when we have tools to detect, treat and prevent coronavirus disease everywhere, will we be able to stop the pandemic. Developing these tools requires new global partnerships and cooperation.

A healthcare worker gives a man an Ebola vaccination

Opinion | 24 April 2020

Developing a vaccine for COVID-19: what can we learn from past outbreaks? by Charlie Weller

Vaccines are one of our most powerful health tools. Here’s some of the lessons we’ve learned about the development and use of vaccines from past outbreaks.

A biologist takes coronavirus DNA sample from the freezer.

Explainer | 22 April 2020

How can we develop a COVID-19 vaccine quickly?

A COVID-19 vaccine would be an incredibly powerful tool to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. How do we develop one in record time?

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