19 March 2021
At the beginning of 2021, our RECOVER scientist Marion Koopmans participated in a 28-day mission in the Chinese city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the virus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic. She was part of a a team of experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Professor Marion Koopmans and Professor John Watson, from the mission, were invited by the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London, to discuss their findings. Did the team learn anything from this trip that they didn’t know before? To what extent has our understanding of how to prevent pandemics progressed? And what further research is required at this point?