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

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic

25 June 2020

Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk.

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Gardening and Wellness: connect to nature during lockdown

03 Apr 2020

On 22nd March 2020, Cambridge University Botanic Garden closed its gates to protect visitors and staff during the global coronavirus pandemic...

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Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals

02 Apr 2020

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90...

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Opinion: Patient zero: why it's such a toxic term

01 Apr 2020

Dr Richard McKay traces the history of the 'patient zero' idea through epidemics such as HIV and typhoid, and the return of this trope with COVID-19.

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Opinion: Can cats really get or pass on COVID-19, as a report from Belgium suggests?

31 Mar 2020

Should we be concerned about the coronavirus spreading to cats? Not yet, says Dr Sarah Caddy in this article for The Conversation, even after a...

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Opinion: How we lost our collective memory of epidemics

31 Mar 2020

Over the past 70 years richer nations have gradually lost their sense of danger concerning epidemics and serious infections, writes Professor Gordon...

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Identification of viruses and bacteria could be sped up through computational methods

30 Mar 2020

A new multinational study has shown how the process of distinguishing viruses and bacteria could be accelerated through the use of computational...

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From left, University volunteers Rob Glew, Liz George and Nicole Horst

University uses spin-out company’s innovation to co-ordinate donations of equipment in fight against COVID-19

30 Mar 2020

A logistics centre has been set up by Cambridge University to process donations of personal protective equipment - including face masks, gloves and...

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Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

25 Mar 2020

Everyone is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges...

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Opinion: United we stand, divided we fall

25 Mar 2020

Our interdependent economy means the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unavoidable short term pain, but presents important choices about the long term...

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Coronavirus explained: how covid-19 works - Naked Scientists

24 Mar 2020

The Naked Scientists take a detailed look at the coronavirus pandemic, from how affects the body to moving towards new tests and vaccines. In other...

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Intensive care units in England could run out of beds within two weeks, study finds

24 Mar 2020

Intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy is likely to increase dramatically over the next few weeks, suggests research published by a team at the...

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How different countries are reacting to the COVID-19 risk and their governments’ responses

24 Mar 2020

Researchers at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication spent the weekend surveying people's attitudes towards the risk of coronavirus...

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