How The University of Manchester is contributing to the fight against coronavirus
At The University of Manchester, our people are working together and with partners from across society to understand coronavirus (COVID-19) and its wide-ranging impacts on our lives.
Researchers, teachers, students and professional service staff are combining their knowledge to contribute to the local, national and international response to the disease.
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Whoever you are, and wherever you are based in the UK, you can play a role in saving lives.
Reflections on the first six months of the pandemic
Read about the University's role in the Greater Manchester response to COVID-19.
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Research to tackle the coronavirus and its impacts
This is a university with a rich history of breakthrough research, innovation and social responsibility, where people help to tackle global challenges. Our academics have rapidly come together to apply their knowledge to help tackle coronavirus.
We're bringing together the strengths of our partnerships to focus on this public health crisis.
Our researchers are exploring all aspects of coronavirus, from prevention to treatment.
We’re applying our understanding of society and culture to plot the way forward.
Our scientific expertise is helping us see the pandemic in new ways.
How our people are helping the response
Driven by the courage, humanity and pioneering spirit that are among our University’s values, Manchester’s people are going the extra mile to help communities locally and nationally.
See the many ways in which our people are making a difference.
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Latest COVID-19 news, projects and insights
Mix of in-person and remote physio is safe
A University of Manchester evaluation of remote physiotherapy services used across the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the mix of inpatient and remote care was safe and acceptable for patients.
Unequal cost of COVID-19 deaths revealed
The most deprived areas of England and Wales saw high numbers in excess years of life lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People with schizophrenia 5x more likely to die from COVID-19
People with psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, are five times more likely to die from COVID-19, according to new research by Manchester’s health data scientists.
Link confirmed between COVID-19 and the weather
Analysis by Manchester researchers has confirmed a link between the spread of COVID-19 and the weather, with more sun associated with reduced spread of the illness.
COVID-19 linked with fatigue and sleep problems
Manchester researchers find those who tested positive for COVID-19 had an increased risk of mental illness, fatigue and sleep problems.
Pandemic could lead to exodus of NHS staff
Manchester research shows that the emotional and psychological impact of the pandemic on healthcare professionals could lead to a staff exodus.
Developing low cost Molnupiravir
The University has received Gates Foundation funding to develop a low cost manufacturing route to Molnupiravir to widen access to lower-income countries.
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World’s best university for social and environmental impact
We’re the top higher education institution in the world in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The rankings use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a framework, including SDG 5: Gender equality.
Read more on how the SDGs inform our work