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Finding treatments for COVID-19

Dr Anna Seale describes in this mini-lecture the process for identifying treatments for COVID-19, the range of treatments being investigated, and gives specific examples of current trials of different medicines. …

Tackling COVID-19: Ali’s Story

This is Ali’s Story, an animation about tackling COVID-19. In response to feedback from the first run of the course, we’ve put it together to support you to share learning …

Responses in fragile contexts

In this video, Professor Francesco Checchi, outlines key considerations on outbreak preparedness and response in fragile contexts such as refugee camps and conflict settings. He talks in general terms (recorded …

What influences policy?

In this article, Professor Judith Glynn and Dr Anna Seale discuss the options available to policy makers at present. As you read, consider that in some interventions there is conflict …

Responses in Europe

In this article Dr Ioannis Karagiannis, Field Epidemiologist for the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, describes public health responses in Europe, including the experience of Sweden, Spain and Greece. …

Acknowledgements

Many people have been involved in the development of this course in both the first run (23rd March) and second run (25th May) and we would like to thank them …

Reflections on the public health response

In this video, Professor Peter Piot reflects on lessons learnt in outbreak response in the past, and the priorities for COVID-19. It was recorded on the 21st February 2020 – …

How can vaccines help?

Professor Elizabeth Miller describes how vaccines can help in outbreaks, and what is needed to develop a new vaccine (recorded on 2nd March 2020). She shares below more information and …

How can modelling help?

Professor Mark Jit discusses how modelling can be used to understand how an outbreak may progress, informing the interventions needed (recorded 10th March 2020). He explains the limitations of mathematical …

How can we better understand spread?

Hilary Bower discusses what more we need to know about the spread of SARS CoV-2 causing COVID-19 (recorded 25th February 2020). Intended learning outcomes Explain measures needed to better understand …

Reflections on the public health response

Prof Daniel Bausch and Prof Melissa Parker reflect on their experiences in outbreaks (recorded 2nd and 10th March 2020). They share their thoughts on the challenges facing policy makers both …

Individual measures to limit transmission

In this article, Emilio Hornsey, Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse for the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team gives an overview of methods to reduce individual risk of infection. …

Coordinating response in Africa

In this video, Dr John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC, discusses preparations in Africa for response activities to support the response to COVID-19 (recorded 10th March 2020). Hilary Bower, Assistant …

Response in China

Prof Gabriel Leung, Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) discusses with Dr Yang Liu the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei …