Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease
Publicly-funded clinical trials were crucial for COVID-19 vaccines; do the same for antibiotics
The triumph of COVID vaccine development, and the identification of effective treatments like dexamethasone, were only possible because of unprecedented coordination of clinical trials.
Oxford Martin School academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Three Oxford Martin School academics have been included in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, in recognition of their research and contributions to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 elimination, not mitigation, creates best outcome for health, economy, and civil liberties
Countries that aimed for COVID-19 elimination registered fewer deaths, better economic performance, and less restrictions and lockdowns, shows a paper published today in The Lancet.
Alice in Typhoidland wins Gold Medal for learning game
Reenergising antibiotic policy: hallmarks for a sustainable antibiotic future?
Challenging Circumstances: we need international guidelines for human infection studies
Would you be willing to infect yourself with coronavirus to test a vaccine?
Why vaccines should be compulsory
Alice in Typhoidland: story of Oxford’s role in fighting typhoid told in new exhibition
A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.
Solve the antibiotics crisis with a public buy-out, say researchers
Published in Lancet Infectious Diseases today, a team of British researchers are calling for the development of new antibiotics to be brought into the public sector, in order to fix the ‘broken antibiotic pipeline’ and tackle the threat of rising antimicrobial resistance.
Typhoid: A ghost of the past that never really went away
Does the name William Budd sound familiar? If you’re thinking about typhoid prevention and control, then William Budd has had a profound impact on your life.
International neglect of typhoid outside rich countries threatens a new global health emergency
The emergence of untreatable strains of typhoid threatens a new global health emergency that requires urgent collective action, argue experts from the Oxford Martin School in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases today.
Is mandatory vaccination the best way to tackle falling rates of childhood immunisation?
Following the publication of figures showing UK childhood vaccination rates have fallen for the fifth year in a row, researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease discuss possible responses.
Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced that Professor Dame Angela McLean will be the MOD’s next Chief Scientific Adviser.
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