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

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

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sharath Srinivasan

“Without trust, we don’t flatten the curve,” says Sharath Srinivasan, whose work in developing countries has given him an acute insight into how people’s

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 25, 2020 ~6 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta

“This virus is probably going to be circulating for years - it will take a long time to sort out.” In a building that has been largely empty for the past three

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Stigma of broken family relationships compounded by lockdown

Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together, and recent focus on the importance of family support has made dealing with the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 18, 2020 ~5 min

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Recruitment underway as Cambridgeshire NHS trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial

Recruitment has begun at three leading Cambridgeshire NHS Trusts for volunteers to take part in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 11, 2020 ~3 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sarah Caddy

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Sarah Caddy was conducting research on a number of different viruses. “I was looking at how antibodies can neutralise rotavirus and influenza, to help develop better vaccine candidates,” she says, “so it wasn’t a huge leap to extend my research to include coronavirus.”

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Professor James Wood

“Cambridge’s infectious diseases community is making a huge contribution to tackling the pandemic,” says Professor James Wood. He leads several large-scale programmes at the University that rely on his research expertise: infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans. This is, he says, a research area that was ‘colossally neglected’ before COVID-19 emerged.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

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

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-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Tackling COVID-19: Dr Sander van der Linden

 “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 psychological and behavioural science, his research has - until recently - been focused on societal risks like climate change and misinformation. Suddenly he has a lot to contribute to the pandemic response. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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

Public health bodies should consider incentivising social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

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