This piece is essential listening for any medical practitioner. The pathophysiology of COVID 19 is now being understood, although there are still a number of outstanding questions. This piece attempts to answer those questions; where does it come from, what do we know about it now, what would we like to know about it in the future?

Why is the disease more pronounced in men, how come obesity seems to be a factor, what’s the mechanism which leaves children less at risk than adults and senior citizens?

This piece is a standout part of Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine’s (EBPOM) Dingle 2020 conference. For more of the latest up to date information go now to

Presented by Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics and Critical Care University College London.