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The science of COVID-19


This inquiry will investigate the scientific and technological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its transmission and spread, the development of vaccines and treatments, and how digital technologies can be used for tracking and modelling. The inquiry aims to help Government and society learn from the pandemic and better prepare for future epidemics.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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22 September 2020
Inquiry The science of COVID-19
Witnesses Age UK, Dr Tamsin Ford CBE (Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Cambridge), and Professor Sonia Johnson (Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at University College London)
Oral Evidence
22 September 2020
Inquiry The science of COVID-19
Witnesses Dr Michael Bloomfield (Head of Translational Psychiatry Research Group at University College London, and Co-founder at COVID Traumatic Stress Clinic, UCL), British Psychological Society, and Queen's University Belfast, and Professor Matthew Hotopf CBE (Vice Dean of Research at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London)
Oral Evidence
15 September 2020
Inquiry The science of COVID-19
Witnesses Professor Donal O'Donoghue (Registrar at Royal College of Physicians, Consultant Renal Physician at Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, and Professor of Renal Medicine at University of Manchester), Royal College of Pathologists, and Professor Tom Solomon (Chair of Neurology and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at University of Liverpool)
Oral Evidence
Royal College of General Practitioners (COV0051)
Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (Academic General Practitioner at University of Oxford), Dr Emma Ladds (Academic General Practitioner at University of Oxford), Dr Matthew Knight (Respiratory Consultant at Watford General Hospital), and Dr Deepak Ravindran (Consultant in Pain Management at Royal Berkshire Hospital) (COV0050)
Rachel Nicoll (COV0049)

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