We identify, analyse and advise
The Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force advises the public authorities in the current COVID-19 crisis. While the Task Force does not make decisions about measures or actions taken, the volunteer group of experts represents relevant scientific fields and ensures that impartial scientific advice is given.
The members of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force do not receive any remuneration or compensation for their work in the Task Force. Each member has disclosed any potential conflicts of interest. These documents are available on the Organisation page.
Populated by crowds of young, mobile people gathered in closed spaces for extended periods of time, academic institutions represent a potentially propitious setting for the spread of Sars-CoV-2 both during academic and extracurricular activities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, thousands of clinical trials assessing therapeutic options for Covid-19 have been included in international registers.
Travelers, including Swiss residents, are a sentinel population for SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Switzerland because they arrive from countries that might have higher levels of infection than Switzerland.
Prevention of spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Switzerland in summer 2021, in the context of variants of concern and vaccination
Measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 work best in combination and when the number of incident cases is low.