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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?

An illustration of pills.

Opinion | 13 July 2020

A lifeline for antibiotic development by Jeremy Knox

The industry-led AMR Action Fund is a major step forward in tackling the spread of drug-resistant infections. Jeremy Knox explains why governments too need to do more to stimulate antibiotic development.

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.

Transgender pride flag with Wellcome logo

Opinion | 22 June 2020

Our trans inclusion policy is the latest step in making Wellcome more inclusive by Kathy Poole

Developed in collaboration with our LGBTQ+ network at Wellcome, we're launching a new trans inclusion policy for our staff.

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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