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Vaccines on a conveyor belt

Opinion | 20 November 2020

Four reasons why we need multiple vaccines for Covid-19 by Charlie Weller

Having a range of Covid-19 vaccines available for people to use around the world will be essential to bringing the pandemic under control. Here’s why.

Hand holding a vaccine next to a sequence of messenger RNA genetic code

Explainer | 19 November 2020

Seven vital questions about the RNA Covid-19 vaccines emerging from clinical trials

Preliminary data from phase III clinical trials has shown the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to be more than 90% effective. So, how do they work, are they safe, and when will they be available? 

The Liverpool Street underground station in London, almost empty.

News | 12 November 2020

Can Europe invest now to avoid future lockdowns?

As heads of state and international organisations meet at the Paris Peace Forum, we ask whether investing in treatments now could help end this crisis.

A general street scene of Chester City centre showing some traffic & pedestrian restrictions which have been put in place to allow social distancing due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Opinion | 4 November 2020

Science can give us the tools to end the pandemic, but it needs funding by Jeremy Farrar

Vaccines, tests and treatments, alongside well-equipped health systems, are the solutions to bringing the Covid-19 pandemic under control. But this won’t happen without urgent investment.

Two health workers, one of which wearing a t-shirt with the UNICEF logo, are handing in Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to a woman. 

Opinion | 29 October 2020

A look inside the global partnership that's working to find and deliver Covid-19 treatments by Paul Schreier

Finding and delivering Covid-19 treatments worldwide requires global collaboration at an unprecedented scale. This is being done through the ACT-Accelerator Therapeutics Partnership.

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

Explainer | 19 October 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 | 16 October 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.

Healthcare workers taking patients' details.

Opinion | 13 October 2020

Once we have effective Covid-19 treatments, it shouldn’t only be the rich who benefit by Jeremy Farrar

We need a range of treatments to make Covid-19 preventable and treatable. Jeremy Farrar describes recent progress made by research and why more investment is needed.

A mother and child's body temperatures are being tested at the gate of entry upon arrival at the Murtala International Airport in Lagos.

Opinion | 12 October 2020

More people should have access to monoclonal antibodies. Covid-19 can make that happen by Lindsay Keir

Monoclonal antibodies, one of the most promising treatments for Covid-19, are usually expensive and not available worldwide. Lindsay Keir highlights what needs to be done to change that.

Two nurses talk in a hospital.

Explainer | 5 October 2020

What are monoclonal antibodies – and can they treat Covid-19?

For more than 30 years, monoclonal antibodies have transformed the way we treat many diseases. Researchers think they are also one of the most promising treatments for Covid-19. Here's why.

Shoppers walking on a street where coronavirus signs are visible.

Opinion | 28 September 2020

Covid-19 in the UK: the hard choices we face by Jeremy Farrar

Six months after lockdown was first announced in the UK, the country is seeing a rise in Covid-19 infections. Jeremy Farrar reflects on the measures we need to suppress transmission.

People wearing protective masks stand on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York which displays a banner with the word 'together'.

Opinion | 28 September 2020

What’s next for COVID-Zero? by Mark Henderson

Wellcome launched COVID-Zero in April to mobilise urgent donations from businesses and philanthropists for Covid-19 research. As we draw the campaign to a close, Mark Henderson discusses what it has achieved.