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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.

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 volunteer offers a passer-by a face mask.

Opinion | 24 September 2020

Covid-19: what’s good for public health is also good for the economy by Claude Lopez

Covid-19 is exacerbating existing health, economic and social inequalities in the US and across the world. Claude Lopez explains why investing in coronavirus treatment research and development is an imperative for business leaders and philanthropists.

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 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 woman walks inside a clinical trials centre, in front of a sign which reads Covid-19 vaccine trials here

Explainer | 11 September 2020

Safety first: how to run a Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial

The world is waiting eagerly for Covid-19 vaccines to be developed as quickly as possible. But to make sure they are safe and effective, the clinical trials that test them have to be robust. So how do trials achieve this?

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.

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Opinion | 4 September 2020

Why we're changing to by Mark Henderson

This month, Wellcome is changing its digital identity from '' to ''.

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 causing wider consequences for societies, national economies and global relations. Three experts share insights on how we can better respond to the pandemic.

A man holding two flippers stands in a hotel room overgrown with rose bushes

News | 19 August 2020

Wellcome Photography Prize 2020: winning images provide a lens on human health

The Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 overall winner is Arseniy Neskhodimov for his series ‘Prozac’, a unique portrayal of living with depression.

Healthcare workers put their personal protective equipment on before entering the zone with people suspected of having Ebola.

Opinion | 29 July 2020

How can we make social media a healthier platform for health information? by Carla Ross

It’s time to see health misinformation differently. We’re calling for the health and research sector to step up and play its role in creating a healthier internet.