Pandemic changes the daily routines of humanity

Social distancing and teleworking has become the goal overwhelming personal and professional ambitions in nowadays. As ATHIKA consortium follows the hottest topics in healthcare sectors promoting advanced training in Health Innovation Knowledge Alliance, the latest outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic takes the central focus.

The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has infected countries and territories globally, according to the World Health Organization.

To make things worse, the disease is spreading rapidly around the world, with countries like Italy, Iran and South Korea reporting more than 7,000 death cases. Other European countries like France, Germany and Spain have also seen a recent spike beyond 1,000 cases. Currently, global COVID-19 case count rises above 1,4 million, as the global death toll exceeds 81,000.

The impact of the coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. Across the European Union, countries, regions and cities are stretching out a helping hand to neighbors, helping those most in need. Consortium’s partner countries have donated medical masks and protective suits for the most suffering regions, brought home more than European citizens of EU and the Southern Asia countries.

The European Commission has been at the forefront of supporting research and innovation and coordinating European and global research efforts, including preparedness for pandemics. Also, the Commission and European Investment Fund unlock 8 billion euros in finance for small and medium-sized businesses. Knowledge alliances of effective science and business community’s collaboration is vital.