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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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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COVID-19: Zoonotic diseases and the livelihoods of the displaced

13 May 2020

Cambridge Gates Scholar Dorien Braam discusses her work on risks of disease transmission from livestock in refugee communities for the Centre for the...

Opinion: Employers should cut hours not people during the pandemic

13 May 2020

If the UK emulated short-time working programmes in countries like Germany it would help mitigate the mental health as well as economic crises caused...

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Testing suggests 3% of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with coronavirus

12 May 2020

Hospital staff may be carrying SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, without realising they are infected, according to a study by...

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Why have the UK's governments diverged on easing lockdown?

12 May 2020

Boris Johnson’s 10 May address sparked public disagreements with the devolved governments. Jack Sheldon and Michael Kenny from the Bennett Institute...

Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers

12 May 2020

Public health bodies should consider incentivising social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say...

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Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use

12 May 2020

Is the lockdown leading us to drink more alcohol or spend more time gambling online or watching pornography? Researchers today launch a survey aimed...

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How do people in the UK feel about easing the lockdown? Not ready yet?

11 May 2020

Dr Alexandra Freeman runs through the Winton Centre's latest data (8 May), suggesting more than half the UK public still strongly support lockdown.

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

07 May 2020

Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and...

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Freya Jephcott

07 May 2020

“Complex social, political, economic and ecological forces not only drive infectious disease emergence, but increase our susceptibility to epidemics...

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