Find out how University of Cambridge researchers and experts are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: The long view

22 May 2020

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

28 May 2020

“Cambridge’s infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,” says Professor James Wood. He leads several large...

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Science, policy & pandemics – the podcasts

27 May 2020

Hear experts from across Cambridge discuss all things COVID-19 – from diagnostics to diet – with Dr Rob Doubleday from the Centre for Science and...

Ethnicity is a leading risk factor in Brazilian COVID-19 mortality

27 May 2020

Patients from the pardo and preto ethnicities have much higher mortality risk than those who are branco (“white”), according to the van der Schaar...


EU Settled Status in the time of COVID-19

27 May 2020

Prof Catherine Barnard and colleagues take a look at the latest data and concerns for EU migrant workers - including 'key workers' - as lockdown...

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Coronavirus: how to beat anxiety when going back to work

22 May 2020

Uncertainty around new measures for lifting the lockdown is leading many people to feel anxious. Dr Olivia Remes shares her tips on how best to cope.

Healthcare rationing could see unlawful deaths from COVID-19, researchers claim

21 May 2020

Current medical guidelines risk unlawful deaths of patients – with doctors, hospitals, and even the government potentially liable – if a second peak...

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Tackling COVID-19: Karl Wilson

21 May 2020

Operations Director Karl Wilson has helped lead a herculean effort to transform a standard laboratory into a bespoke testing centre, to aid the...

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National trial launched to test re-purposing existing drugs to treat COVID-19 patients

20 May 2020

A new trial to prevent organ failure and death in COVID-19 patients has been launched led by clinicians and scientists in Cambridge and London.

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Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests

20 May 2020

An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-...

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The problem with combining R ratios

18 May 2020

Prof Julia Gog and the editors of Plus Maths magazine get granular on the infamous 'R' number, and how it differs from care homes and hospitals to...

New writing on the coronavirus crisis – free from CUP

18 May 2020

From pandemics in Ancient Rome to lockdown reflections from Buenos Aires, the Press' 1584 blog is hosting new essays from authors across disciplines...

Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sander van der Linden

14 May 2020

“The psychology of pandemics was not on my research agenda, but I can tell you one thing: it is now,” says Dr Sander van der Linden. As an expert in...

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