The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented strain on health systems and societies around the world. It has shone a light on health inequalities and reinforced the importance of fostering health resilience. It has also highlighted the importance of scientific research to protect the health and wealth of societies.
Science Question Time held on 25 November 2020 brought together leading scientists and policymakers to reflect upon these factors and think about the broader implications for R&D, asking the key question: ‘How can we design research to serve ageing populations and those with comorbidities, and ensure that research is reflecting our societal aim of achieving healthy longevity?’
This report communicates key themes and ideas that arose from the discussion and highlights areas for further work, aligned to opportunities in the environment.
Full report: Science Question Time