The R number for COVID-19 – the number of people an infected individual passes the virus onto – has risen to above 1 in the North West of England and to 1 in the South West, according to the latest findings published by the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge. When R is greater than or equal to 1, it means transmission will be sustained.
Policymakers around the world are relying on the expertise of scientists to help make decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do scientists learn to advise policymakers? Noam Obermeister from Cambridge’s Department of Geography argues that this has been overlooked in the past, and suggests how studying their learning might help us prepare for future emergencies.
Join the Norfolk Cambridge Society and learn about Norwich's hidden industrial past. Our event will include a talk by Dr Mary Fewster followed by a walk pointing out the evidence of Norwich’s industrial past.