Was vaccinating vulnerable people first a good choice? Hindsight allows us to assess this question.

Tom Irving tells us about providing a bridge between policy and mathematics during the pandemic, the importance of transparency, and discussing the R number at the hair dressers.

Hear from the epidemiologists who have devoted their lives to fighting the pandemic.

What can we learn from the COVID crisis about finding consensus?

The COVID-19 emergency resulted in some amazing mathematical collaborations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the differences between us. Understanding these inequalities is crucial for this and future pandemics.

Epidemiologist Matt Keeling tells us about his work on the roadmap out of lockdown, whether the models have been too pessimistic, and what it's been like producing scientific results that carry so much weight.

There have been accusations that the modelling projecting the course of the pandemic was too pessimistic. Are they justified?

Mathematicians help with clearing the massive NHS backlog for heart conditions.

UK Schools have received more than 300,000 CO2 monitors as part of a government initiative that has received significant input from mathematicians.

What can we expect from a disease for which natural or vaccine induced immunity wanes?

To work out the famous R number you need to know the time between infections.
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