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A painter paints a mural of a doctor wearing a surgical mask.

Opinion | 24 July 2020

Our response to COVID-19 will help define the 21st century by Jeremy Farrar

The true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt beyond its immediate effects. Jeremy Farrar explains why the choices leaders make now will help define the 21st century.

A kid selling face masks in the street and a health worker wearing a hazmat suit.

Opinion | 20 July 2020

ACT now, ACT together to end COVID-19 by Will Hall

As global efforts continue to make sure COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines are available to those who need them the most, Will Hall writes about the importance of a coordinated global response, delivered locally.

Male researcher sits at desk in his kitchen and looks at laptop

Opinion | 14 July 2020

How could COVID-19 change research culture for the better? by Ben Bleasdale

COVID-19 is transforming every aspect of society – and research is no exception. But how can we use what we’ve learned in the past six months to build a better research culture?

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.

Two medical workers hold up baby Noubia, the last known patient to contract Ebola in Guinea

Opinion | 26 June 2020

Four lessons from past epidemics to guide us in the search for COVID-19 treatments by Josie Golding

Recent history proves that even the deadliest viruses – like Ebola and HIV – can be made treatable, if we concentrate our efforts on research, development and access. 

Female doctor sitting with head in hands

Opinion | 22 June 2020

Treatments will take the fear and helplessness out of coronavirus – here’s how businesses can help find them by Jeremy Farrar

Science will show us the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. And businesses and philanthropy can play a major role by stepping up to fund coronavirus treatments, as well as vaccines and tests.

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 recovered Covid-19 patient donates blood plasma for research into Covid-19 antibodies at the medical researcher of the German Center for Immunity Therapy.

Explainer | 29 May 2020

How can we get effective treatments for COVID-19?

From repurposed drugs to new therapies – researchers are working at incredible speed to find the best ways to treat COVID-19 patients.

An engineer holds up a rack of experimental coronavirus vaccine candidates

Opinion | 21 May 2020

Open access: how COVID-19 will change the way research findings are shared by Robert Kiley

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and publishers have pulled together to publish their outputs at an unprecedented rate. How will this change research culture and the way findings are disseminated in future?

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