COVID-19: The long view

The COVID-19 pandemic should only present a short-term interruption to 250 years of improving life expectancy, argues historian Leigh Shaw-Taylor.

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood

“Cambridge’s infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,” says Professor James Wood. He leads several large-scale programmes at the University that rely on his research expertise: infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans. This is, he says, a research area that was ‘colossally neglected’ before COVID-19 emerged.

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The sequencing of COVID-19

Labs across the country have converted to the genetic sequencing of coronavirus samples to help track its mutation and spread. The initiative, COG-UK, is being led by Cambridge. We spoke to one of the scientists lending their time and expertise.

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