Basis for crisis management
The COVID-19 crisis presents society, business and politics with unprecedented challenges. That's why the SSPH+, an inter-university faculty that brings together 12 Swiss universities, has launched the Corona Immunitas research programme. Researchers at SSPH+ have started carrying out questionnaires and antibody tests throughout Switzerland. The aim is to determine the extent of the spread of the corona virus and level of immunity in the population by gathering representative data. The results will serve as a key basis for deciding what measures are suitable and appropriate in handling the corona crisis and future pandemics.
Transmissibility between children and teachers
One example from this research programme is a study by the University of Zurich investigating how the coronavirus spreads among children and teachers in schools. Learn more from the following video plus two shows originally broadcast on Swiss TV: