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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Harford about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Tim Harford, UK economist, journalist and broadcaster, and author of books including How to Make the World Add Up. What are your thoughts on the crossover between Covid-19 and the climate crisis, and how that’s being handled in the media? It’s probably worth starting with the obvious huge difference, which is that climate ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki & Erkki Mervaala about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki, senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, and Erkki Mervaala, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute. In a recent study on the reporting of climate change in the Finnish media, you noted that coverage had seen a steep but not unprecedented drop during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Marina Romanello about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Marina Romanello, a data scientist in the Institute for Global Health at University College London who is also on the Lancet Countdown team, an international collaboration that tracks progress on health and climate change. What are the main ways in which you view the current health and climate crises as being connected? ...

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Not going back to the way things were: climate change and Covid-19 recovery

Over the past year, the Covid-19 crisis has caused us to reflect on how we interact with our natural environment. As the world plans recovery from the pandemic and this November’s COP26 Climate Change Conference looms into view, now may be a key juncture in understanding how to best align these priorities – something that could have implications not just for the world in general, but for the media too.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Ira Haavisto about the EU Project HERoS

Interview with Ira Haavisto, Senior Research Manager at the Nordic Healthcare Group Finland, responsible for the public healthcare system analysis work package of the EU-funded Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project. Why was intensive care unit occupancy an interesting research topic for the Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project (HERoS)? We performed a ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Gyöngyi Kovacs about the EU Project HERoS

Interview with Gyöngyi Kovacs, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at the Hanken School of Economics (Finland) and coordinator of the EU-funded Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems project. What inspired the Health Emergency Response in Interconnected Systems (HERoS) project? HERoS kicked off around April 2020, just a few weeks after the first wave of the ...

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HERoS: How can we improve our response to health emergencies?

A European research consortium was set up to learn from the present COVID-19 pandemic and to provide decision-makers with the necessary information and tools to more efficiently and effectively respond to future disease outbreaks. Some outcomes of this collaboration include a tool to optimise cross-border intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy in hospitals and a fact-checking observatory to combat misinformation.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Sylvain Sebert about Climate change & Health (exposome)

Professor Sylvain Sebert leads a multicultural team of researchers who study the life-course trajectories to unhealthy ageing via the alteration of cardio-metabolic functions at the Centre for Life Course Health Research of the University of Oulu, Finland. Sebert and his team combine various sources of data from the foetal period until old age through exciting collaborations with international ...