As Covid-19 began its deadly spread across the globe in 2020, everyone wanted answers. At MIT, the rapid response that emerged relied on tools, techniques, and talents built up over generations. This solid base of cutting-edge work has supported major efforts to combat Covid-19 while also advancing research across the global health spectrum.

As the pandemic unfolded, the MIT community quickly rolled up its collective sleeves and went to work. Image: Getty Images

Rapid Response

How the MIT community addressed the pandemic during the first few months of 2020

Photo: William Chambers Photography

The Freedom to Explore

Doctoral student in electrical engineering and computer science bridges labs and disciplines to study human disease

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