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The foreign companies awarded contracts for the Covid-19 response in Italy

By |December 21st, 2020|Tags: , |

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Italian authorities have allocated almost five billion euro for the supply of materials necessary for containing the spread of the virus. 1.7 billion went to foreign companies. An analysis of the public contracts awarded in response to Covid-19 in Italy.

COVID-19 has paralysed mental health care in Europe

By , , |December 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Mental health resources in the European Union were scarce even before the pandemic. COVID-19 has caused a tsunami in mental health, and access to care is more difficult today. About 75 percent of psychiatry services in the EU have been taking place via telemedicine, but this is not a viable option for all patients.

The K factor: why it matters where we are infected with the coronavirus

By , , , |November 17th, 2020|Tags: , , |

A growing number of studies highlight the importance of clusters and superspreaders in the transmission of COVID-19. In order to fight the epidemic, we must have a better understanding of where outbreaks are happening and consider new ways of tracking cases.

Road traffic pollution costs billions in lost wellbeing in European cities

By |October 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Five years after the Dieselgate scandal, new research puts some figures on the social costs of vehicle emissions in over 400 European cities. It turns out that the annual damage to each city is worth €385 million on average.

Almost all European regions have managed to bring excess deaths down

By |August 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As summer nears its end, it is becoming possible to evaluate the coronavirus pandemic’s toll on European regions over nearly six months. We have analysed data from 776 subnational regions to better understand where the virus is continuing to hit hard.

A fraction of European regions account for a majority of COVID-19 deaths

By |June 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

We have gathered data on excess deaths from 500 European regions to better understand the spread of the virus. Some regions report up to three times as many deaths as usual since March, but a large part of Europe has been able to live through the first wave of the pandemic without any significant excess death.

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