PRESS RELEASE: ISARIC COVID-19 clinical database passes the half million patient records mark

On its 10th anniversary, University of Oxford’s ISARIC (International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium) demonstrates the crucial role of global preparedness and collaboration for advancing knowledge on infectious disease pandemics.

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PROF. HERMAN GOOSSENS RECEIVES ESCMID EXCELLENCE AWARD 2020

The ESCMID Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is ESCMID’s most prestigious award. For 2020, the ESCMID Executive Committee selected Prof. Herman Goossens as recipient of this prestigious award. Prof. Goossens was given this award in recognition of his important contribution to research and education in the field of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases.

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PRESS RELEASE: Transforming primary care for a pandemic – a pan European perspective

European primary care rapidly adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic by deciding how to transform care delivery, despite limited training and resources, reports the first pan European qualitative study in eight countries.

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RECOVER Social Science study: people could better protect themselves from COVID-19 in their own home

In March 2021, the RECOVER Social Science team has published a paper on the experiences and needs of persons living with a household member infected with SARS-CoV-2. Households are important sites for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and preventive measures are recommended. This study aimed to investigate the impact of living with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2, understand how household members implemented infection control recommendations in their home, and identify the information and support needs of household members.

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The third point prevalence audit survey captures information on care delivery and patient management during COVID-19 pandemic

The delivery of primary health care, especially for patients with symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, has been highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventive measures, frequently changing advice and guidelines, implementation of diagnostic testing by general practices and later by routine community surveillance, changed consultation behaviours because of fear for COVID-19 and not wanting to unnecessarily use health care resources urged for constant adaptations in care delivery.

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Marion Koopmans discussed her investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 virus

At the beginning of 2021, our RECOVER scientist Marion Koopmans participated in a 28-day missions in the Chinese city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the virus that caused the global COVID-19 pandemic. She was part of a a team of experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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RECOVER Social Science team will present at SW SAPC conference 2021

On Thursday 18 March 2021, the RECOVER Social Science team will present the results of their qualitative study at the SW SAPC on-line conference 2021. The study focuses on patients and healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) experiences of receiving and delivering care during the COVID-19 pandemic in 8 European countries.

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is striking, shows RECOVER Social Science study

In collaboration with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the RECOVER Social Sciences team has published a policy brief based on their latest study on public views of COVID-19 vaccination in seven European countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Ukraine.

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REMAP-CAP Launched its Second Video

REMAP-CAP, an Adaptive Platform Trial for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, launched its second in a series of videos. The video shows the uniqueness, smart, and easy-to-handle design of this trial. As an adaptive platform, REMAP-CAP is designed to adapt in the event of a pandemic, increasing the likelihood of patients receiving an effective treatment.

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