Jeremy Laurance is a writer on health issues. He is former health editor of The Independent and the i and has covered the specialism for more than 20 years. Ever since 2013, he has undertaken writing projects for The Institute of Global Innovation at Imperial College London, NHS England, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust. He continues to write for The Independent on contract.
He thinks the harm medicine does is under-appreciated, the harm it prevents overrated, and that cycling works better than most drugs. He was named Specialist Journalist of the Year in the 2011 British Press Awards.
After 30 years of reporting on HIV/Aids, public interest has waned. Compassion fatigue has set in. This story examines five different aspects of the pandemic, bringing a new perspective to the debate about what progress has been made.