Each month we will explore different themes related to developing tools and technologies to track, test and treat infectious diseases. As preparing for and responding to an outbreak is a collaborative effort, we’ll gain perspective from experts in academia, government and policy, healthcare, and industry.
This month (November 2020) we discussed the topic 'Is herd immunity a reality?' with Prof Eleni Nastouli (UCLH) and Prof Michael Edelstein (Bar-Ilan University). We talked about how herd immunity works, the promise of a new vaccine and what this will mean for COVID-19, and what we have learnt throughout the pandemic.