Roger Highfield, Science Director, on why the fate of the nation rests on R, the ‘reproduction number’, and a novel ‘stringency index’ that compares the pandemic responses of 160 nations.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how digital technologies can curb COVID-19 with Hannah Fry, who conducted a prescient simulation of a UK outbreak, and Dr Alice Tan of MizMedi Women’s Hospital, who explains why South Korea’s death toll is relatively low.
Curator Katie Dabin explores how 1960s research into the common cold helped reveal the first coronavirus.
The first encouraging news in the global hunt for treatments to curb the pandemic was reported last week. Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes the race to cure COVID-19.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Kari Stefansson, whose genetic sequencing project has revealed how the UK infected Iceland, that children don’t seem to infect parents, and how to control COVID-19.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, outlines the science of lockdowns and how to end the pandemic.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Ajit Lalvani, who recently recovered from a serious COVID-19 infection and is now undertaking a major pandemic study
Science Director Roger Highfield examines the vaccines under development which may help bring the coronavirus crisis to an end.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, explains the central importance of testing for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, rounds up what we know (and what we don’t know) about the new coronavirus and highlights possible solutions to end the COVID-19 pandemic.