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EU commits to tackling COVID-19 with RECOVER project

RECOVER is one of the 18 projects that the European Union has founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to obtain crucial unknown information about the disease through clinical research to help the EU fight the virus and save patients’ lives. 

The novel coronavirus, which first erupted at the end of 2019 in mainland China and is now spreading across 210 countries and territories worldwide, is having a significant impact on our lives. The virus causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19 which passes rapidly from person to person and may be more severe than seasonal influenza. 

The research from RECOVER will help improve the EU’s response to future epidemics and pandemics.



PREPARE activated to Mode 3 for novel Coronavirus

A steep rise of confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in patients across Europe and the world has been observed. A total of 69 countries across the world, of which 31 in Europe, have now reported cases of COVID-19, with over 3000 deaths globally. It is evident that the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is an immediate public health threat to Europe. Therefore, the EU-funded Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re-) emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) has decided to upgrade its response efforts to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic to Outbreak Research Response Mode 3, the highest response mode. 

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Please note that PREPARE is currently focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through an EU-funded project, RECOVER. The outbreak trigger form will be restored once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.


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