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June 11, 2020

Corine Geurts van Kessel in Nemokennislink

Only a small part of the Dutch population has had the coronavirus and therefore has antibodies in its blood. As a result, group immunity is out of reach for the time being. In any case, researchers are not yet sure how much protection these antibodies provide, and how long they will continue to work.

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June 5, 2020

Nederlands coronamedicijn in massaproductie

Een groot Amerikaans farmaciebedrijf gaat per direct aan de slag met de massaproductie van een coronamedicijn, gebaseerd op een in Nederland gevonden antilichaam.

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May 21, 2020

Podcast with Pieter Fraaij

Pediatrician and infectiologist Pieter Fraaij about the (mysterious) immune system of young children. (in Dutch)

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May 20, 2020

KNAW webinar 19 Mei 2020 (in Dutch)

The corona virus has gripped the world for almost six months. In the Netherlands, after an intelligent lockdown, we are now taking the first steps towards an intelligent exit. The webinar is a follow-up to the KNAW symposium of 21 February.

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May 15, 2020

Measles Paradox explained

How measles virus both weakens and activates the immune system

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May 15, 2020

Meet Rik de Swart

Rik de Swart works as an associate professor at the Viroscience department of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. He trained as a biologist and has conducted scientific research on the measles virus for a long time.

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April 29, 2020

Barry Rockx: Comparative pathogenesis of COVID-19, MERS, and SARS in a nonhuman primate model

The current pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was recently identified in patients with an acute respiratory syndrome, COVID-19. To compare its pathogenesis with that of previously emerging coronaviruses, we inoculated cynomolgus macaques with SARS-CoV-2 or MERS-CoV and compared the pathology and virology with historical reports of SARS-CoV infections.

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April 15, 2020

NWA: corona scientifically explained for children

How do you explain the coronavirus and all the measures around it in an understandable way to children? The National Science Agenda is organized via Facebook on Wednesday 8 and 15 April at 2 pm (in Dutch)

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April 10, 2020

Virologist Ron Fouchier: 'The Netherlands is full of hosts that can transmit a virus'

Meet Ron Fouchier, one of the most important virologists in the Netherlands. His message: if you know that a pandemic is coming, prepare yourself. And: our livestock farming really needs to be overhauled.

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April 3, 2020

Can you become immune to the coronavirus?

It’s likely you can, at least for some period of time. That is opening new opportunities for testing and treatment.