Improved strategies to counter the COVID-19 pandemic: Lockdowns vs. primary and community healthcare


COVID-19 pandemic mitigation strategies are mainly based on social distancing measures and healthcare system reinforcement. However, many countries in Europe and elsewhere implemented strict, horizontal lockdowns because of extensive viral spread in the community which challenges the capacity of the healthcare systems. However, strict …

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Zoom Corona Round Table: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: science in the spotlight


SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: science in the spotlight An online public Round Table Tuesday 6 Oct. 2020, 13:30 – 17:30 CEST   The current pandemic and the socioeconomic measures to control it have created a lot of controversy. Governments claim that their control measures are …

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The Story behind COVID-19: Animal Diseases at the Crossroads of Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health


Article on the impacts of viruses on wildlife, livestock and human health   Prof J Godfroid and Prof N de Sadeleer published an article (special issue on Covid in the European Journal of Risk Regulation) on the zoonotic origin of COVID-19 and, generally speaking, …

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COVID-19 is an Environmental Crisis Too


The environment has all but disappeared from political discourse as the world grapples with a pandemic. COVID-19 is seems to be our “payback” for the excesses of globalisation. Where international institutions, the United Nations, and the EU have failed, the COVID-19 Coronavirus has succeeded. …

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