Daniel Davis, Professor of Immunology and author of the fascinating The Beautiful Cure, joined a panel of experts as part of The Stay at Home Festival to answer viewers questions about Covid-19. During the panel, the experts discussed the potential origins of the coronavirus, its similarities and differences with Sars, how the virus is transmitted, and also dispelled conspiracy theories surrounding the virus. Daniel also spoke about the possibility of re-infection, the potential immune response to the virus and the importance of accurate testing.

The Stay at Home Festival was organised by The Comic Shambles Network to host events with artists, comedians and acts who have been affected by the closure of venues and the cancellations of events due to the current lockdown. Contributors include Deborah Frances-White, Tim Minchin, Jo Brand and Professor Brian Cox.

What if the cure to cancer, arthritis and the common cold already exists? What if it’s already inside of our bodies, waiting to be unlocked? In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works – and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind – and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and wellbeing.

The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

Daniel M Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His previous book, The Compatibility Gene, was longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize and shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize.