A rapid response is crucial to limit the impact of the SARS-COV-2 pandemic. In order to provide an effective response, medical professionals and public health authorities need to know exactly how the virus spreads, who is most at risk, how severe the disease is, and how patients are best diagnosed and treated. RECOVER hopes to provide the scientific research needed to get these answers. Visit the RECOVER website.
Rapid European COVID-19 Emergency Response research An EU-funded project to tackle COVID-19
RECOVER emerges from an EU-initiative called PREPARE (Platform for European preparedness against (re)emerging epidemics) that was first set-up in 2014. Its is one of the 18 projects that the European Union has founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research from RECOVER will help improve the EU’s response to future epidemics and pandemics.
It’s often difficult to set-up research projects at the beginning of an epidemic. Moreover, our response to severe outbreaks of infectious diseases is often delayed, isolated, and fragmented, thus missing opportunities to improve the response to the new disease. RECOVER aims to bridge this gap by being able to quickly put evidence gathered from clinical research into action, in a bid to save lives and advance medical knowledge.
The overall goal of RECOVER is to understand the COVID-19 pandemic through clinical research in order to transform patient care and public health responses. RECOVER’s findings will be translated into policy recommendations to recommend public health measures that improve Europe’s response to COVID-19 and any future emerging infectious disease outbreaks.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.