Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

COVID-19 Reponse

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a vast and growing range of challenges for societies worldwide. A number of the Oxford Martin School’s programmes are tackling the type of issues that the pandemic presents and
researchers have quickly been able to turn their focus to COVID-19.

Additionally, the School and its academics are involved in a number of high-level partnerships to accelerate and improve national and global responses to the outbreak.

Our COVID-19 response work includes:

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow, Professor Chris Dye, is leading the work of a UK-wide group of scientists to set out the evidence and the facts on COVID-19 through “Coronavirus: The Science Explained”, a new website from UK Research and Innovation, the UK's funding agency for science and research.

The Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics is involved in a wide range of rapid-response research papers to understand the spread of the disease and predict how it might move in future. It also initiated and co-leads the Open COVID-19 Data Working Group, which has created an open-access database to track the coronavirus on a case-by-case basis and forms the underpinning data for the COVID-19 HealthMap.

The Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media has been actively working with government to ensure policymakers have the latest information on public understanding of the sources, consequences, and best health practices around COVID-19. They are also looking deeper into the sources of health misinformation and how it travels online.

Our World In Data, the flagship output of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development, has developed a unique and constantly evolving overview of all the major sources of data on the COVID-19 coronavirus and how they help to answer to the most frequently asked questions about the outbreak. Its resource is accessible to the public and works to convey the most important data-led information in an easy-to-use and easy-to-read way.

Other Oxford Martin School programmes and people such as Illegal Wildlife Trade, Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society and Professor of Globalisation and Development, Ian Goldin are also involved in work that connects to the pandemic and the multiple challenges it is causing, and this is all collated below.

COVID-19 research and publications

Given the informal and preliminary nature of these pre-prints and papers they may be subject to change.

news and opinion from the oxford martin school

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same

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COVID-19: Study shows that travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human mobility was predictive of the spread of the epidemic in China.

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Open data is a leap forward in how we tackle global disease outbreaks

The scope of COVID-19 transmission is global, but we have in place a global understanding that enables a better-informed global response than has ever been possible before.

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COVID–19 has intensified concerns about misinformation. Here's what our past research says about these issues

The production and the spread of misinformation have become major concerns for scholars, policy makers, and commentators across the world.

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China's Announcement on Wildlife Trade - What’s New and What Does It Mean?

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Contagion: the systemic risks of globalisation

The spread of COVID-19 is alarming. But not surprising. Globalisation creates systemic risks. More flows between countries make risks more contagious.

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Coronavirus: Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are the main gates for importation in Africa

Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases.

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Air travel could spread Wuhan pneumonia to further international locations

There is currently an outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China.

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our covid-19 response in the press

Globalisierung lässt sich nicht einfach zurückdrehen

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Viral Inequality

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Asian countries risk new waves of coronavirus infections when they lift lockdowns. The same could happen in the rest of the world.

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The spread could have been worse: Lockdowns and travel restrictions stifled the coronavirus outbreak in China from Wuhan by 92 percent, new study reveals

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Coronavirus: Science, stop spostamenti più utile in fase iniziale e finale epidemia

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Un estudio concluye que el cierre de Wuhan se produjo "demasiado tarde"

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Pandemics in the age of hyperconnectivity

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I’m a researcher who’s helped change how we tackle pandemics like coronavirus forever – this is what we’ve learned

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HARDtalk - Professor Ian Goldin on coronavirus, globalisation and the potential for recession

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Online Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak in Real Time

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A Global Outbreak Is Fueling the Backlash to Globalization

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Coronavirus shows how globalisation spreads contagion of all kinds

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Strategies shift as coronavirus pandemic looms

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Coronavirus and the race to distribute reliable diagnostics

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COVID-19 and artificial intelligence: protecting health-care workers and curbing the spread

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Scientists are racing to model the next moves of a coronavirus that’s still hard to predict

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