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A scientist's opinion Donald Milton about SARS-COV

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Donald Milton about SARS-CoV

We speak with Prof. Marc Wathelet, Molecular Biologist, Coronavirus specialist, about the differences between SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 Taking the precautionary principle in medicine into consideration, in your opinion why does the WHO insist on its statement regarding the transmission competence of SARS-CoV-2? Do you envisage a different (international) governmental approach soon? I think that the ...

EU Project COVID-19 Data portal

EU Project : COVID-19 Data Portal

Rapid and open sharing of data greatly accelerates research and discovery, which is essential to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), together with EU Member States and research partners such as ELIXIR, are deploying a dedicated European COVID-19 Data Platform that will enable the rapid collection and ...

A scientist's opinion Marc Wathelet about SARS-COV

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Marc Wathelet about SARS-CoV

We speak with Dr. Marc Wathelet, Molecular Biologist, Coronavirus specialist, about the differences between SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 Taking your early, alarming statements and the precautionary principle in medicine into consideration, in your opinion why does the WHO insist on its statement on the transmission competence of SARS-CoV-2? Do you envisage a different (international) governmental approach ...

Urban Health Making Cities Sustainable and Healthier for All

Urban health: making cities sustainable and healthier for all

The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Andrea Renda about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Andrea Renda, professor of Digital Innovation at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the CEPS Unit on Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID). How do you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Innocenzo Genna about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Innocenzo Genna, independent public affairs consultant advising in telecoms and Internet European regulation. He is also known via his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera. How would you evaluate the current increased use of data (especially in non-EU countries) and its effectiveness in “stopping” the virus? I have read ...

Which way for EU data governance during COVID-19?

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the use of data has extensively been discussed. What obstacles do scientists, public health officials and private companies face when processing datasets? And how much digital privacy can EU citizens afford in times of crisis?

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. As a consultant physician, responsible for the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, she is the President of the ...

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 ...