Contributor: Michele Catanzaro

ESMH Contributor Michele CatanzaroMichele Catanzaro (Rome, 1979) is a freelance journalist based in Barcelona (Spain). He has a PhD in Physics. He writes for El Periódico, Nature, and other outlets. He is co-author of the book “Networks. A very short introduction” (OUP) and the documentary “Fast-track injustice: the Óscar Sánchez case” (TVE, TV3, DR, Mediapro). He has received the European Science Writer of the Year 2016 award, the King of Spain International Journalism Prize 2014, the Golden Nymph 2014 and several others. He is recipient of journalism grants from the Journalism Fund and the European Journalism Center, among others.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. David Heymann about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 tests, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. David Heymann, Professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, head of the WHO response during the SARS1 epidemic. What are the key-ingredients for coming out safely from the COVID-19 lockdown? First, countries need mechanisms to rapidly detect and respond to ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Cassandra Kelly about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 tests, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Cassandra Kelly, director of Emerging Threats at FIND. Why is FIND assessing the performance of COVID-19 tests? In the past 15 years, FIND has worked in the development of diagnostics for low and middle-income countries. During the past several outbreaks, including Ebola and Zika, companies were rushing ...

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“Unlocking” COVID-19: the use and misuse of tests

“Test, test, test” was one of the mantras of the World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The issue is particularly relevant in the “unlocking” phase several European countries are going through, as the curve of the pandemics bends. At this stage, and while effective vaccines or therapies are still not available, tests are crucial to keep the disease at bay. But are they effective and reliable?

Covid-19 exclusive interviews : Prof Helena Legido-Quigley

Helena Legido-Quigley: “Austerity saps the ability of a health system to respond to COVID-19”

Interview on COVID-19 with Helena Legido-Quigley, Associate Professor of Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the National University of Singapore. What role has Spain played in the COVID-19 pandemic? Spain has been slow, but as equally slow as the rest of Europe. The continent lost a month that ...