Division of Infection and Immunity


‘Can science beat the virus?’ Professor Deenan Pillay provides expert analysis

23 April 2020

Professor Pillay recently participated in Channel 4 panel debate hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, ‘Pandemic: Can Science Beat the Virus?’, providing expert analysis on COVID-19 vaccines, testing, pandemic modelling and lockdown measures.

Professor Deenan Pillay

As the UK looks to the scientific community for reassurance amid the COVID-19 crisis, Channel 4 convened a panel of leading UK scientists together for a fact-based talk with answers to the big pandemic questions on vaccines, death rates and isolation.

Division researcher and UCL Pro-Vice-Provost International, Professor Deenan Pillay, was one of five experts participating in the debate, where they discussed how we can get a vaccine, the promising signs of other treatments, and how we can get out of lockdown.