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Joint Research Centre (JRC): science supports coronavirus response
08 April 2020
Modified: 08 April 2020
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From the outset, the JRC has mobilised its wide expertise to help the Commission understand the COVID-19 emergency, anticipate its impacts, and support contingency planning.

A website and tools such as the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources platform and Europe Media Monitor are being used to monitor the spread and responses. Maps are produced and shared through the Emergency Response Coordination Centre. Reports on coronavirus misinformation are also being provided.

JRC experts have developed a model to inform the Commission about the effects of containment measures on the spread, in Italy and in all Member States. Other analyses have been carried out to study the economic impact of the various measures and assess potential scenarios for the lifting of the lockdown.

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Updated: 08 April 2020
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