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COVID-19 Series: Future Pandemics, WHO Pandemic Treaty - Episode 108

This episode of the RSM COVID-19 series will take on the form of a 'fireside chat', our experts will discuss a range of questions on the WHO document centred around considering will or can a WHO treaty address some of the main lessons identified so far such as “Drawing light from the pandemic”, 2021, edited by Professor Martin McKee, and Sir Chris Whitty’s December 2022 Technical report. Join Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Epidemiology & Public Health Section and Dr Nicola Stingelin-Giles from the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, as they examine the COVID-19 response and the impact of the pandemic in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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COVID-19 Two Years On: A Research Timeline

The volume and speed of research on the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in the history of medical publishing. The Library has produced a timeline presenting a research perspective on the pandemic charting a selection of key global scientific and medical discoveries made between January 2020 and March 2022.

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Previous Episodes


Episode 94: Omicron

Episode 93: Your questions answered

Episode 92: Professor Tim Spector

Episode 91: Jeremy Hunt, MP

Episode 90: Understanding the impact on diabetes

Episode 89: Schools, infection and the impact on children

Episode 88: LGBTQ+ health and care in the pandemic

Episode 87: Managing and preventing hospital infections

Episode 86: Your questions answered

Episode 85: Health inequalities in the pandemic

Episode 84: A health service perspective on ending restrictions 

Episode 83: Ventilation and infection control

Episode 82: Post pandemic staff recovery with The Royal College of Surgeons

Episode 81: Should we vaccinate children? 

Episode 80: The global pandemic response - now, and looking to the future

Episode 79: Delta variant and the end of restrictions 

Episode 78: UK health security with Dr Jenny Harries 

Episode 77: Your questions answered

Episode 76: Media in a health crisis 

Episode 75: Controlling the virus in prisons and secure locations

Episode 74: Pandemic responses from around the world

Episode 73: Blood clots

Episode 72: Training the next generation

Episode 71: Mental health in the pandemic

Episode 70: Vaccine efficacy, safety and the way ahead

Episode 69: Europe and the third wave?

Episode 68: Professor Chris Whitty

Episode 67: Matters of the heart

Episode 66: The pandemic year - what happens next?

Episode 65: Virus mutations: past, present and future (Part 2)

Episode 64: Pandemic sociology and why it matters

Episode 63: Tackling growing cancer and surgical waiting lists

Episode 62: Which treatments are effective?

Episode 61: Allocating critical care and scarce resources in the pandemic

Episode 60: The race to vaccinate a country

Episode 59: Your questions answered

Episode 58: Rebuilding America after the insurrection

Episode 57: Virus mutations: past, present and future

Episode 56: What is the scale of vaccine scepticism?



Episode 55: Policing health in a pandemic

Episode 54: One year on, what have we learned?

Episode 53: Are vaccines a silver bullet for the crisis?

Episode 52: Your questions answered

Episode 51: The African Experience

Episode 50: Vaccines and living with the virus

Episode 49: ICU - what has changed?

Episode 48: GP perspective on the crisis

Episode 47: Treating severe cases and the inflammatory response 

Episode 46: Sweden and the second wave: how do we live with COVID?

Episode 45: Mathematical models and predicting the path of the virus

Episode 44: Your questions answered

Episode 43: Long COVID: Understanding the shadow of the virus

Episode 42: The impact on surgery and surgery and surgical waiting lists

Episode 41: A global pandemic: public health strategies around the world

Episode 40: Back to school: infection, risk and mental health

Episode 39: Behind the stats

Episode 38: Challenges of testing

Episode 37: Managing local outbreaks

Episode 36: Maintaining and restoring specialised services during the pandemic

Episode 35: Your questions answered

Episode 34: Behavioural science and the pandemic

Episode 33: The impact on medical training: how can we recover?

Episode 32: Rehabilitation after the viral infection

Episode 31: NHS and the pandemic: capturing the lessons

Episode 30: Update on trials and treatments

Episode 29: The role of the human genome

Episode 28: Cardiac and cardiovascular issues

Episode 27: Impact on older population

Episode 26: Panel discussion with Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor Nik Patel & Professor Sian Griffiths

Episode 25: Thrombotic complications

Episode 24: Medical journals

Episode 23: Women's health and pregnancy - what are the risks?

Episode 22: Emerging from the pandemic: future health service challenges 

Episode 21: Caring for our children in a time of COVID-19

Episode 20: Vaccines

Episode 19 is unavailable for online viewing

Episode 18: Even more of your questions answered

Episode 17: Crisis management

Episode 16: Mental health, mental illness and COVID-19

Episode 15: BAME patients and COVID-19

Episode 14: Can the UK learn from Europe and, if so, what?

Episode 13: Drug and other therapeutic options

Episode 12: A view from the CMO's department

Episode 11: The pathophysiology of the virus

Episode 10: The mental health of NHS staff with Adam Kay and Dr Clare Gerada

Episode 9: Your questions answered

Episode 8: NHS Nightingale Hospitals with Professor Charles Knight

Episode 7: Exploring the global pandemic with Professor David Heyman

Episode 6: Policymaking on masks for general public w/ Prof Trisha Greenhalgh

Episode 5: What do we know with Professor Peter Openshaw

Episode 4: Trade-offs in a pandemic - the surgeon's perspective

Episode 3: A view from inside an Intensive Care Unit

Episode 2: Response to a pandemic with Professor Paul Cosford

Episode 1: Facing hard truths of the frontlines with Dr Rachel Clarke