Pandemics: The Unanswered Questions

Wednesday 21st Feb 2024, 9.30am

The Covid-19 pandemic was an unprecedented event that scientists are continuing to learn from. While researchers work to prevent a future outbreak, there are many aspects of the pandemic that the public remain curious about.

How were vaccines developed so fast? What is the likelihood of a future pandemic? Why do so many viruses come from bats?

In this video, PhD researchers from the Pandemic Sciences Institute explore the science behind these questions including preventative studies of priority pathogens, the availability of funding to speed up vaccine research, and the fact that the evolutionary-ancient origins of bats means that they have co-evolved with many viruses, making them immune to the effects.

For more information, visit the Pandemic Sciences Institute’s website: