EuCARE Kick-off meeting in Rome on 11-12 November 2021
We have been pleased to host in Rome the kick-off meeting of the project EuCARE European Cohorts of Patients and Schools to Advance Response to Epidemics funded by the EC under HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01
Coordinated by Euresist Network, 22 primary universities, hospitals and ICT research centres are already working to provide robust, data driven evidence to deal with SARS-CoV-2 variants and COVID-19 epidemics. With the support of strong immuno-virological and artificial intelligence components, the study will take advantage of large hospital patients, vaccinated healthcare workers and schools’ cohorts in Europe, Kenya, Mexico, Russia and Vietnam to find an answer to urgent issues related to science and society.
How do SARS-COV-2 variants, coupled with other factors, influence the clinical course of COVID-19? Is there any vaccine or test escape related to variants? Do variants influence, and how, the spread in the school setting? Can we define a better testing and containment strategy in the school setting? What is the impact of containment measures, including schools closure, on pupils and teachers? These are some of the questions that the EuCARE project will strive to answer.
The meeting has been held in Rome and online on 11-12 November and has seen the participation of representatives of WHO.