Research programme generates interesting study results
In spring 2020, CSS decided to provide this key project with CHF 2 million in financial support. By doing so, it made a significant contribution to the total budget of 'Corona Immunitas'.
The individual studies yielded important findings on the spread of the coronavirus. We take a look here at 3 examples of the 40 studies carried out in total:
Seroprevalence in Spitex and nursing home staff, and immune response
This study examined, among other things, whether the rate of coronavirus infections was higher among people in particularly exposed occupations than among the general population over the same period of time. Spitex employees showed an only slightly higher antibody value (3.8%). Among retirement and nursing home staff, however, it averaged 14.9%. At the time of diagnosis, 90% of participants experienced symptoms (16% slight, 40% moderate, 30% severe and 13% very severe symptoms). One-fifth of participants were hospitalised within two weeks of the start of the infection. The authors assume that up to one-quarter of those infected (i.e. several hundred thousand people) will be left with mild to severe long-term effects. The results indicate that a broad range of care services and integrative approaches will be required to help these people on their way to recovery.