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Lords committee to issue summaries of COVID-19 inquiry to aid public understanding of virus


Follow-up summaries of oral evidence sessions are being produced by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in a move aimed at providing the public with up-to-date information on the science of COVID-19.

The first summary has been published today, with notes on last week's evidence session. It covers topics including the evolution of the virus, the movement of the virus between species, the transmission, infectiousness and spread amongst humans, as well as different mutations of the virus.

Lord Patel, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, said:

“At a time when many are puzzled and anxious about COVID-19, these short summaries are a record of the evidence heard from experts about what is known and unknown about the developing science, which we hope will be helpful to the public”

The first summary from the committee's evidence session held on 19 May is available here: COVID-19 Rapid Summary: The Virus and its Transmission

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