Read about the latest developments in RECOVER
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.
Shedding of infectious virus in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID19): duration and key determinants
Understanding the kinetics of infectious virus shedding in relation to potential for transmission is crucial to guide infection prevention and control strategies. We assessed these questions using virus cultures of respiratory tract samples from hospitalized COVID-19 patients as a proxy for infectious virus shedding.
The home environment is a complex context for the care of sick and vulnerable people. A recent commentary in the Lancet, co-authored by a social scientist in the RECOVER consortium, draws attention to the challenges faced by those providing care in the home.
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.
On Wednesday 13 May 2020, the Global Health Network hosted a webinar entitled ‘REMAP-CAP and Why we need Platform Trials in a Pandemic’. The goal of the webinar was to introduce REMAP-CAP and the concept of adaptive platform trials more broadly, as well as discuss the upsides and challenges of such trials in a pandemic.
HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN COVID-19: a study on your views of infection prevention and control measures and wellbeing
15 May 2020
We are inviting European healthcare workers that currently provide hospital care (both COVID-19 related and non-COVID-19-related), to participate in a 10-min online survey.
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.
The Epidemiological and Modelling Study team has published a preprint paper on the possible impact of reopening schools after lockdown on COVID-19 epidemic in the region of Île-de-France (Domenico et al. 2020).
Rapid SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing for informed public health decision making in the Netherlands
The Clinical Biological Study team of RECOVER has carried out a rapid SARS-CoV-2 whole genome sequencing combined with epidemiological studies to inform public health decision making in the Netherlands (Oude Munnink et al. 2020).