Today, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published guidance to Member States for the development of COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities. This follows high-level exchanges between …

by Heather Smith

Behind the Exscalate4CoV project stands an unprecedented consortium of the best scientific minds in the technological and bio-medical fields. Supported by €3 million of emergency EU funding, an increasing number …

by Heather Smith

This rapid review explores the question “How can we undertake ‘people-powered’ contact tracing activity at scale? What types of options are available?”. The main focus of the report will be …

by Heather Smith

Our health and social care services are facing unprecedented times. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted almost every aspect of our lives – affecting our health and wellness, economy, and the very …

by Heather Smith

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. One of the questions I get asked the most these days is when the world will …

by Heather Smith

A recent paper by Laura Sheerman, Hannah R., Marston, Charles Musselwhite, and Deborah Morgan elaborates on the potential of Virtual Assistants (VAs) at times of pandemic. The paper refers to age-friendly environments …

by Heather Smith

The COVID 19 pandemic has made us all think differently about what we do and how we do it. Many of those working within health and social care will be …

by Heather Smith

Researchers in the MARCH network, funded by UK Research and Innovation are exploring the psychological and social experiences of UK adults during the #coronavirus outbreak. Now more than ever, #EveryMindMatters. Get simple …

by Heather Smith

Older people have been particularly vulnerable since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. Being the most affected segment of the population, seniors were called, more than others, to …

by Heather Smith

This is a report on the effectiveness of tests that detect SARS-CoV-2 virus or antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to inform COVID-19 diagnosis. Summary This report has been produced to assist the …

by Heather Smith
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