A Chatham House Centenary edition of the weekly COVID-19 briefing with Professor David Heymann and Emma Ross examines what we have learned in the first six months of the pandemic.

As countries grapple with how best to tackle COVID-19 and the reverberations it is sending through their societies and economies, understanding of how the virus is behaving, and what measures might best combat it, continues to advance.

How best can we live with this virus in the next one to two years? What is the hope for global solidarity and for achieving equitable access to vaccines and other tools developed to help fight the virus?

Please note: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization was scheduled to join us for this event, but unfortunately was unable to appear.

Chatham House Centenary:
Throughout our centenary year in 2020, Chatham House celebrates a century of influence, independent analysis and trusted dialogue with a number of exciting initiatives. This event is part of a series of events and research outputs linked to the main goals for our second century, which are to promote sustainable and equitable growth; peaceful and thriving societies; and inclusive and accountable governance.


Professor David Heymann CBE, Distinguished Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Executive Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, World Health Organization (1998-03)
Chair: Emma Ross, Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House