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Researchers sample sewage to measure infections in six European countries
The spread of the coronavirus in Stockholm and in six European countries is being tracked through sewage samples by a research group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which will report results at the end of April. The researchers believe that continuing the measurements will help provide early warning of coronavirus infections, should they return to communities later on.
Special Issue "Circular Economy in the COVID-19 Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Researchers sending out home test kits to identify spread of COVID-19 antibodies in Stockholm
Corona virus self-test kits are being mailed to 1,000 residents of Stockholm over the Easter weekend by two professors at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Study examines contact tracing apps' compliance with individual rights
Some of the COVID-19 contact tracing apps in use today fall short of meeting the UN's criteria for individual rights and fairness, a new study shows.
EC mobilises €123 million for research and innovation to combat the threat of virus
The Commission is mobilising €123 million from Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, for urgent research into coronavirus variants. This first emergency funding under Horizon Europe adds to a range of EU-funded research and innovation actions to fight the coronavirus and contributes to the Commission's overall action to prevent, mitigate and respond to the impact of coronavirus variants, in line with the new European bio-defence preparedness plan HERA Incubator.
The SDGs hit hard by the pandemic
It is not only humans who have been affected by the pandemic. So has the work on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. But, according to a new study, there also exists a silver lining for sustainable transformation. “We should act now to capitalize the opportunities and redesign the plans for how we can achieve the SDGs“, says researcher Dilip Khatiwada.
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