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Pandemic Genomics

Team behind SARS-CoV-2 naming system formalised as the Pango Network

Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formalisation of the Pango Network, an international team of experts to oversee the identification and naming of different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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Research consortium including Oxford University and Google.org announce new platform to track COVID-19 data

Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, the University of Oxford and other leading institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University, today launched Global.health.

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COVID-19 transmission chains in the UK traced through time and space

A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, has analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK and produced the most fine-scaled and comprehensive genomic analysis of transmission of any epidemic to date.

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The need for open data sharing in the era of global pandemics

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Research emphasises need for COVID-19 vigilance in tight-knit communities

Small, close-knit communities are at high risk for rapid, intense COVID outbreaks, especially if they haven’t yet experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, shows a new study by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, Boston.

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Researchers providing vital public information in the fight against COVID-19

Oxford Martin School researchers played a key role in contributing scientific research for ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’, a website created by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

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Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province

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

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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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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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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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