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Animation showing a doctor administering a vaccine to a volunteer

Explainer | 25 September 2020

What are human infection studies and why do we need them?

Human infection studies have the power to rapidly accelerate the development of much-needed vaccines and treatments, including for Covid-19.

A teacher wearing a mask speaks to her students in front of the classroom.

Explainer | 23 September 2020

From equality to global poverty: how Covid-19 is affecting societies and economies

The Covid-19 pandemic is a social and an economic crisis just as much as it is a health crisis – its repercussions, severe and far-reaching, are being felt across the world.

A nurse wearing a face mask and a vaccine trial volunteer sitting in an observation room in a repurposed convention centre in Manama, Bahrain.

Opinion | 7 September 2020

The first Covid-19 vaccine may not be the magic bullet that returns life to 'normal' by Jeremy Farrar

As we'll soon start to see the results of the first vaccines coming through late-stage clinical trials, Jeremy Farrar explains why we should be cautiously optimistic.

People wearing face masks in an an urban area.

Q&A | 27 August 2020

More than a health crisis: Covid-19 impacts are far-reaching and long-term

Covid-19 is already causing wider consequences for societies, national economies and global relations, and these will continue for years to come. Three experts share insights on how we can better respond to the pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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