Watch these video's to find out more about the current state of the epidemic. These videos, produced by J-IDEA, provide a platform for leading experts across Imperial College to share how science contributes to the COVID-19 outbreak response, the epidemiological and public-health principles and challenges that underpin these analyses.

If you are interested to learn more about how the spread of the epidemic is modelled, how transmissibility of infections is estimated, what the challenges are in estimating the case fatality ratio, and also learning about the importance of community involvement in responding to the epidemic, you might be interested in our online Coursera course: 'Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19'.

Video playlist

Video 10: Situation update and lockdown

Update published 08-04-2020
Your questions answered - an update (08-04-2020): Professor Steven Riley on the current COVID19 pandemic, patterns around the world, social distancing measures and exiting lockdown. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 10: Situation update and lockdown

Video 10: Situation update and lockdown

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Update published 08-04-2020
Your questions answered - an update (08-04-2020): Professor Steven Riley on the current COVID19 pandemic, patterns around the world, social distancing measures and exiting lockdown. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 9: Europe estimates

Video 9: Europe estimates

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Update published 06-04-2020
Your questions answered - an update (06-04-2020): Dr Samir Bhatt on estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 8: China Social Distancing

Video 8: China Social Distancing

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Update published 26-03-2020
Your questions answered - an update (24-03-2020): Professor Steven Riley on the current status of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the latest report on transmission, economic activity and social distancing strategies in China. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 7: Situation report COVID-19

Video 7: Situation report COVID-19

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Update published 11-03-2020
Your questions answered - an update (11-03-2020): Professor Neil Ferguson on the current status of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, case numbers, intervention measures and challenges countries are currently facing. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 6: Situation update, interventions & undetected cases

Video 6: Situation update, interventions & undetected cases

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Update published 28-02-2020
Your questions answered - an update (28-02-2020): Professor Neil Ferguson and Professor Christl Donnelly on the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, non-pharmaceutical interventions and estimates of undetected cases. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 5: WEF webinar

Video 5: WEF webinar

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Update published 25-02-2020
World Economic Forum Webinar: The Bigger Picture on Coronavirus and Rapid Response Healthcare featuring professor Neil Ferguson. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 4: Situation update & genetic diversity

Video 4: Situation update & genetic diversity

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Update published 20-02-2020
Your questions answered: Professor Neil Ferguson on the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak (20-02-2020), and Dr Erik Volz on the genetic diversity of COVID-19 to estimate origin, growth rate and size of the epidemic. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 3: Situation update & fatality ratio

Video 3: Situation update & fatality ratio

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Update published 15-02-2020
Your questions answered: Professor Neil Ferguson on the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak (15-02-2020). Together with Dr Ilaria Dorigatti and Dr Lucy Okell, he addresses the work of the team on estimated COVID-19 severity in Wuhan, amongst travellers and overall fatality ratio of infections. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 2: Modelling in outbreak response

Video 2: Modelling in outbreak response

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Update published 10-02-2020
Your questions answered: Dr Nim Pathy and Professor Steven Riley from the MRC Centre and J-IDEA explain the modelling behind the estimates, and how infectious disease modelling is used to inform optimal public health interventions at each stage of the outbreak. Video produced by J-IDEA.

Video 1: Situation update & epidemic size

Video 1: Situation update & epidemic size

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Update published 05-02-2020
Your questions answered: Professor Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre and J-IDEA, on the current 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak (05-02-2020). He addresses the work of his team on estimates, the scale of the epidemic, forward projections, the role of modelling and analytics in outbreak response, informing governments, interventions, control measures and more. Video produced by J-IDEA.