Martin McKee MAE has co-authored a paper entitled ‘Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response’
Countries around the world have imposed social distancing and movement restrictions to control the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures are effective in limiting disease spread but produce negative effects on the economy and health of the population.
This paper analyses which groups in society are most vulnerable to the effects of both the pandemic and the social distancing measures and offers actions that could reduce the harmful indirect effects of the pandemic.
The open access paper was published by The BMJ – a leading medical research journal.
Members of Academia Europaea, Luca Steardo, Robert Zorec and Alex Verkhratsky, have published a commentary entitled ‘Neuroinfection may contribute to pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of COVID-19’.
The article considers whether coronavirus may enter the central nervous system of humans and infect neural cells, and the possible neurological and psychiatric impacts of neuroinflammation.