covid-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern

You cannot fight a fire blindfolded. And we cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected.

-Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), 16 March 2020

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On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization was notified about a cluster of pneumonia of unknown origin in the city of Wuhan, China. Chinese authorities later identified a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) as the causative agent of the outbreak. After the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak spread to multiple countries across the globe, including Switzerland, the World Health Organization recognized it as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

During this international public health emergency, the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Bern provides information and resources about the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic for scientists, public health experts, journalists and the public.

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Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force

Several researchers of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine are members of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force that assists the authorities in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis:

International research groups

National and international public health agencies

Media coverage

Television

Information in Spanish

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