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This site lays out the evidence and facts about the virus, the disease, the epidemic, and its control.

Prepared by leading researchers and science writers, this series of short articles addresses questions of interest to individuals seeking information on the coronavirus outbreak, whether for personal or professional reasons.

The information in each article is correct, to our knowledge, at the date of publication. As the global research effort gathers pace, there will be many new findings about this virus, its effects and treatment, and the number of articles published on this website will grow accordingly.

Some new discoveries may alter what was previously understood. When there is new evidence that materially changes what has been published here, it will be updated accordingly. Where there are no answers yet to outstanding questions, the articles will make that clear.

This website does not publish original research; readers with a deeper interest in the science can find links to primary sources in each article.

This website also does not present policy statements, health or travel advice, or the latest statistics on coronavirus cases and deaths. Those who are seeking information on these topics should visit official websites for authoritative advice, including:

UK government

World Health Organization

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Other sources of information



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