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Tracing and analysis of 288 early SARS-CoV-2 infections outside China: A modeling study

In the early months of 2020, a novel COVID-19 spread rapidly from China across multiple countries worldwide. As of March 17, 2020, COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We collected data on COVID-19 cases outside China during the early phase of the pandemic and used them to predict trends in importations and quantify the proportion of undetected imported cases.

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Risk communications in the COVID-19 pandemic

Even as the lockdown is beginning to lift across the EU, public health measures COVID19 pandemic impact nearly every aspect of everyday life. Risk communication efforts are needed to explain the government advice and address the uncertainties of the population.

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Population mobility reductions during COVID-19 epidemic in France under lockdown

The research teams of INSERM and Orange Lab published a RECOVER-funded preprint paper population mobility reductions during COVID-19 epidemic in France under lockdown (Pullano et al. 2020). The study findings help predicting how and where restrictions will be the most effective in reducing the mobility and mixing of the population, thus aiding tuning recommendations when phasing out lockdown.

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Introductions and early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in France

RECOVER’s Clinical Biological Study team has published a preprint paper identifying several early independent SARS-CoV-2 introductions without local transmission, highlighting the efficacy of the measures taken in France to prevent virus spread from symptomatic cases.

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