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Omicron, another chapter in the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the winter holidays, a new, more transmissible variant was discovered. By now, Omicron is responsible for most new infections in Europe. What do we know so far? And what are the future possible scenarios?

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Supporting Europeans in coping with the psychological consequences of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been having a large impact on Europeans’ mental health. On 25 January 2022, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) held a workshop about this important topic, ways to help people cope and policy options. Featuring in this video are European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili, Scientific ...

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Mental health in Covid times

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, are we able to bounce back from this?

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Interview with Prof Klaus Lieb & Dr Angela Kunzler: Covid-19 & how to protect our mental health

Interview with Prof Klaus Lieb & Dr Angela Kunzler. How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, have we been able to bounce back? A new study about resilience amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU will be presented at an event of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and ...

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Using technology to cope with stress-related mental health problems

Interview with Raffael Kalisch An EU-funded research project, DynaMORE, has been developing an app that helps the user to prevent, or quickly recover from stress-related mental health problems. We speak with project coordinator and professor for Human Neuroimaging Raffael Kalisch of the Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz. With his team, he generated and validated ...

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Mike S. Schäfer: ‘Science is a matter of facts, not opinions’

Mike Schäfer from the University of Zurich talks about why the pandemic has amplified science journalists’ fatigue, how accelerated science affects the quality of reporting, and how politics can ease the burden. How has the pandemic affected science journalism? Mike Schäfer: The pandemic has changed science journalism’s standing in society. We are now living at ...

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How the coronavirus pandemic is changing us

These stressful and unprecedented circumstances we are living in due to the current pandemic have a deep internal effect on us, which is altering who we are as individuals, our relationships with others, and how we perceive our place in society. Even our brain's hippocampus may have shrunk — but are these changes in our brains and behaviour short-term effects or could they change us and society more profoundly?

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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 : 27 Feb 2021