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A worker cleans the exterior of a train coach that has been converted into a Covid-19 isolation ward.

Opinion | 16 September 2020

Could Covid-19 be fuelling drug resistance? by Gemma Buckland Merrett

We need to understand the impact of Covid-19 on wider health issues to shape better public health responses and limit long-term consequences. Drug resistance is one of these, Gemma Buckland-Merrett explains.

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.

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.

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