Interview

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Giovanni Rezza on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Giovanni Rezza on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

Tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Professor Giovanni Rezza, MD, Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy about the EU’s announcement of funding for research to tackle Covid-19, and current efforts to develop vaccines and antiviral drugs. How prepared was the EU for ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Paul Digard on research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Paul Digard on research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19

Research efforts to develop treatments against Covid-19 Professor Paul Digard, virologist at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, tells us about potential routes to Covid-19 treatment and the prospect of having to deal with the virus long-term. How soon do you think a vaccine against Covid-19 will be available? I can’t see a vaccine being ...

Interview with Professor Alexander Kekulé

Prof. Andrea Crisanti: “Active surveillance is crucial in containing the epidemic”

Interview on corona virus and what is the best approach to fight epidemic with Andrea Crisanti, professor of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology and director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua. From your experience in Italy what should have been the best approach to fight epidemic? I have been repeating since ...

Interview with Professor Alexander Kekulé

Prof. Marion Koopmans: “We will see more of this if we topple natural balances”

Interview on the COVID-19 pandemic with WHO expert Prof. Marion Koopmans, Virologist and Veterinary, Director of Virosciences, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. She was appointed, together with six other leading European experts, as a member of the advisory panel on COVID-19 of the European Commission. How is your assessment: did this virus come as a surprise? This ...

Interview with Professor Alexander Kekulé

How to Achieve the “Nuova Normalità”?

Interview with Walter Ricciardi, Professor of General and Applied Hygiene at the Catholic University, Advisor to the Italian government for Italy’s relationships with international health organisations. How was the Italian response to the spread of Covid-19 organised? From an institutional point of view, in Italy, there are two entities dealing with public health: the central ...

Interview with Professor Alexander Kekulé

Prof. Alexander Kekulé : “The EU needs a trustworthy appointee for pandemics and an epidemiological expert council”

Interview on the Corona crisis with Professor Alexander Kekulé, virologist and epidemiologist. Prof. Kekulé is Director of the Institute for Biosecurity Research (IBS) and Director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany. Europe has become the epicentre of the Corona crisis — were governments too slow to act, and ...

Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, UZH, Fellow and Leader, Visiting Assistant Professor, Media Lab/Social Machines, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Why is spreading false medical/health news dangerous in your opinion? Probably the most alarming phenomenon in the recent history of contemporary media is the spread of misinformation across ...

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson, Radiation oncologist, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Utah. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable, life-threatening situation. Fake medical news on cancer could possibly persuade these patients ...

Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. James B. Yu, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Smilow Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program, Yale School of Medicine. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Fake medical news is dangerous especially for ...

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading ...