Science, Policy & Pandemics: Episode 12 - Our Current Understanding of Covid-19
What have we learned about the epidemiology of covid-19 since the onset of the UK’s lockdown?
In the twelfth episode of our special series on Science, Policy & Pandemics, our host Dr Rob Doubleday welcomes back Professor James Wood and mathematician Professor Julia Gog. Professor Wood and Professor Gog spoke to us in episode one of our series about the state of our understanding of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Three months later, they are back share an update on what they have learned since, how the situation has evolved, and what they think the future of the pandemic response might look like.
CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast is a production of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. This series on science, policy and pandemics is produced in partnership with Cambridge Infectious Diseases and the Cambridge Immunology Network.
Our guests this week:
Professor Julia Gog is a British mathematician, David N. Moore Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge and Professor of mathematical biology in the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. She is also a member of the Cambridge Immunology Network and the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre. She is a member of SPI-M.
Professor James Wood is Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine and Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science. He is a veterinary epidemiologist who specializes in emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases, with a focus on bat transmitted viruses in sub-Saharan Africa and bovine tuberculosis.
CSaP: The Science & Policy Podcast is hosted by CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday, and is edited and produced by CSaP Communications Coordinator Kate McNeil. If you have feedback about this episode, or questions you would like us to address in a future week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.