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Renée DiResta: “The effectiveness of countering Covid-19 disinformation depends on the degree of trust your government enjoys”

Renée DiResta is the Technical Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She investigates the spread of malign narratives across social and other media networks. Renee’s areas of research include disinformation and propaganda by state-sponsored actors, and health misinformation and conspiracy theories. Renee has advised Congress, the State Department, and other academic, civic, and business ...

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 ...

Nathalie MacDermott interview

Balancing the risks: Dr Nathalie MacDermott on lockdown easing and the UK perspective

Dr Nathalie MacDermott is a clinical lecturer at King’s College London, sub-specialising in paediatric infectious diseases in the NHS. She also has significant experience in medical response to disaster and epidemic situations in Africa and Asia Some countries in Europe, including the UK, have begun easing their lockdown restrictions. In what ways can lockdowns be ...

Prof Emmanuel André, the voice behind the fight against Covid-19 in Belgium

Prof Emmanuel André, the voice behind the fight against Covid-19 in Belgium

Prof Emmanuel André, former spokesman of the federal crisis centre, has supported Belgian citizens since the beginning of the lockdown by informing them daily on the evolution of the pandemic. He is now responsible for organising the tracing to help eradicate the propagation of the pandemic and devotes his energy to the community during this ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 10

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 may