With vaccination programmes underway across the globe, attention is turning to the longer-term impact of COVID-19 and in particular the condition termed 'long Covid'. Very little is known about the condition at the moment, despite some studies estimating that 1 in 20 are affected.
Large-scale research projects and population studies are now looking at the reported symptoms to understand what long Covid is, why some people are affected for months, and how we can treat it.
Join Professor Brian Cox as he talks to scientists working at the forefront of research into long Covid, and campaigners with personal experience of the devastating effect it can have on lives.
This event is part of a series of Royal Society events discussing the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up with the first event on the Royal Society’s YouTube channel.
The event will be hosted by Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science, who will be joined by:
- Dr Nisreen Alwan, Associate Professor in Public Health, University of Southampton
- Professor Nishi Chaturvedi, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing, University College London
- Professor Paul Elliott, Director of the REACT programme, and Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Imperial College London
- Dr Adam Rutherford, geneticist, author, and presenter of BBC’s Radio 4’s Inside Science
Attending the event
We cannot give medical advice or respond to individuals. If you are concerned or need advice about long Covid, please visit the NHS COVID recovery website.