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European responses to the corona crisis – Part 13

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 24 July

Paris under the smog

COVID-19 and Climate Change: connected crises and lessons to learn

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about worldwide disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces another globally existential threat, the climate crisis.

Paris under the smog

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters. In what ways are the Covid-19 and climate crises similar in how they affect people and their health? Climate change in itself doesn’t cause COVID-19. We expect that weather, climate and seasonal variation may moderate transmission, but it is ...

Paris under the smog

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Debbie Rosen & Professor Piers Forster about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Debbie Rosen, Science and Policy Manager for the EU Horizon 2020 CONSTRAIN project, based at the University of Leeds, UK, and Prof Piers Forster, professor of climate physics at the University of Leeds, the founding Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate and PI for the CONSTRAIN project Global economic activity dramatically ramped ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 12

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 1 July

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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?

Elias Mossialos interview

Prof. Elias Mossialos: “Transparency is vital to the management of responses to health crises”

Interview on COVID-19 with Professor Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, Head of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Director of LSE Health, UK, and Chief Adviser to the Greek Government on the COVID-19 pandemic. How was Greece’s successful COVID-19 response organised? Greece’s ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 11

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 19 June

Ray pinto interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Ray Pinto on Europe’s digital response to Covid-19

Ray Pinto, Digital Transformation Policy Director for DIGITALEUROPE, highlights the importance of harnessing the power of digital and of sharing essential data to fight the disease whilst maintaining data protection safeguards. What is DIGITALEUROPE doing in response to this crisis? We are making digital-focused recommendations in collaboration with our Executive Advisory Group on Covid-19 that ...

Dr Renaud Lancelot interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Renaud Lancelot on data-driven solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic

Data-driven solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic, a scientist's opinion Dr Renaud Lancelot, a veterinary epidemiologist coordinating the recently funded Horizon 2020 project: MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context (MOOD), highlights how networks of data-science experts are helping public health agencies prepare for and address emerging diseases. How will the MOOD ...

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