There cannot be any complacency in the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). LSHTM experts are involved in many different aspects of research as well as providing guidance to those responding around the globe every day. We have a strong track record of responding to emergencies and major outbreaks, whether through research or by providing immediate information, advice, courses, and action on the ground.
COVID-19 updates from LSHTM
Latest statements from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for media and the public during the outbreak.
COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus
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COVID-19 vaccine development tracker
Track COVID-19 vaccine candidates as they progress through the development pipeline. Developed by the LSHTM Vaccine Centre.
The latest research from the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM.
Coronavirus outbreak in the news
The latest expert comment and analysis from LSHTM researchers.
A new mapping tool that lets you scroll through a timeline for nCoV, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola.
Reproduction number of COVID-19 could be below one in UK lockdown
Preliminary estimates provide motivation for us all to keep following UK government instructions. (1 Apr 2020)
LSHTM teams up with UK Government and Unilever to reach a billion people in global handwashing campaign
New £100 million campaign will help stop the spread of coronavirus. (30 Mar 2020)
Dogs could join the fight against COVID-19
After recently collaborating to prove that our canine friends can be trained to detect malaria, could man’s best friend play a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19? (27 Mar 2020)
Modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing measures of COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan
Study suggests extending school and workplace closures in Wuhan until April, rather than March, would likely delay a second wave of cases until later in the year, relieving pressure on health services. (26 Mar 2020)
Critical care beds in the UK and differences in reporting of symptomatic cases
New estimates from LSHTM show that if transmission of COVID-19 is not reduced in the coming days, then current capacity of critical care beds in the UK may be reached or exceeded by the end of March 2020. (24 Mar 2020)
Public Health Rapid Support Team deployed to help international coronavirus effort
The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) has deployed public health specialists around the world to help limit the transmission of COVID-19 and save lives. (17 Mar 2020)
Your Questions. Expert Answers.
LSHTM experts Professor Jimmy Whitworth and Professor Heidi Larson responded to live questions about the outbreak. Read about or watch what they had to say.
Your Questions. Expert Answers.
LSHTM experts Professor Jimmy Whitworth and Dr Roz Eggo responded to live questions about the outbreak. Watch again on LSHTM's YouTube channel.
Diamond Princess Cruise ship
New estimates highlight the successes and failures of the COVID-19 quarantine. (4 Mar 2020)
Control in low-income settings and displaced populations
The virus’ impact on people living in low-income settings or affected by humanitarian crises could potentially be even more severe than those in high-income countries. (20 Mar 2020)
Discrimination and racism during the coronavirus outbreak
A panel discussion held on 12 Mar in response to increasing reports in UK and international media of racial harassment and abuse towards Chinese and East Asian communities.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak – Insights from Leading Expert Prof Yik-Ying Teo
Lunchtime seminar held on 9 Mar with guest speaker Prof Yik-Ying Teo, Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak - Insights from Leading Expert Prof Gabriel Leung
Lunchtime seminar held on 27 Feb with guest speaker Prof Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update lecture
A special lecture held on 24 Feb in partnership with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team.
3 Feb lecture with updates from LSHTM experts responding to the outbreak and providing expert guidance.
Unexpected dimensions of the COVID-19 outbreak
Dr John Manton considers how the novel coronavirus outbreak could impact the antimicrobial supply chain.
Estimates for coronavirus outbreak peak in Wuhan
Latest research from LSHTM suggest the outbreak in Wuhan could peak in mid-to-late-February. (12 Feb 2020)
Misinformation might be the most contagious thing about it
Adam Kucharski writes for The Guardian on how the best way to tackle online rumours is to treat them like a real-life virus.
Comment on coronavirus PHEIC declaration and UK cases
Professors Peter Piot and John Edmunds respond. (31 Jan 2020)
How effective is thermal scanning at airports?
Preliminary analysis suggests thermal scanning at airports detects less than 1 in 5 passengers. (30 Jan 2020)
Transmission and control of new coronavirus
Preliminary analysis from LSHTM's mathematical modellers. (30 Jan 2020)