Publications - September 2021

Preprint and peer-reviewed publications from RECOVER’s studies

Supporting Primary Care Professionals to Stay in Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Views on Personal Risk and Access to Testing During the First Wave of Pandemic in Europe (Wanat et al. 2021)

Minimising primary care professionals' (PCPs) risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is crucial to ensure their safety as well as functioning health care system. PCPs' perspectives on the support they needed in the early stages of a public health crisis can inform future preparedness. The goal of this study is to understand PCPs' experiences of providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic, with focus on personal risk from COVID-19 and testing.

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Monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: screening algorithm with SNP detection for the rapid identification of established and emerging variants (Mertens et al. 2021)

The current study evaluates a testing algorithm for the rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants that includes the use of PCR-based targeted Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) detection assays preceded by a multiplex PCR sensitive to s-Gene Target Failure (SGTF).

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Following the science? Views from scientists on government advisory boards during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative interview study in five European countries (Colman et al. 2021)

Future pandemic preparedness efforts should focus on building
interdisciplinary collaboration within advisory boards; ensuring transparency in how boards operate;
defining and protecting boundaries of the scientific advisor role; and supporting scientists to inform
the public in the fight against disinformation, whilst dealing with potential hostile reactions.

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