Cambridge researchers are helping to lead the fight back against COVID-19, from the use of genomics to track its spread and mathematic modelling to understand infection rates through to innovative screening programmes to keep its students and staff safe.

Cambridge COVID vaccine in clinical trials

14 December 2021

Safety trials are underway for a vaccine developed by Cambridge researchers that could be used as a booster targeting COVID-19 virus variants and relatives that threaten future coronavirus pandemics.

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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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Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news – study

23 Mar 2020

A series of experiments – including one on the BBC News website – finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps us grasp the uncertainty of...

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Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-...

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Opinion: Five ways to beat anxiety and take back control of your life during the COVID-19 pandemic – based on science

19 Mar 2020

Anxiety is tough to deal with at the best of time. It’s even tougher when we’re in the midst of a pandemic that is causing chaos around the globe. Dr...

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Cambridge research team working towards vaccine against COVID-19

17 Mar 2020

The race is on to find a vaccine against the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jonathan Heeney explains why a cautious approach is needed and how...

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