Switzerland initiated COVID-19 Science Task Force

Switzerland initiated COVID-19 Science Task Force

Switzerland has its own Science task force as a response to COVID-19 pandemics. It is a required initiative to put all the scientific minds into good use to advise, plan and overcome the challenges for the threats.

Source: Outbreaks monitor

The Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force is created specifically for COVID-19 pandemic, directed by Professor Matthias Egger, a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

The Task Force is formed by expert groups of professors, experts, and researchers and an advisory panel led by Dr. Matthias Egger.

Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force

What will the Task Force do?

  • Assist the political authorities with information regarding COVID-19
  • Support decision-makers
  • Acts as an advisory board for local states "cantonal" authorities
  • Identifying fields and opportunities for the scientific communities
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation regarding COVID-19 products and services

The Task Force expert groups

There are several groups in the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Force,  each group is chaired by an expert. Here are the current groups:

  • Clinical care Expert
  • Data and modelling
  • Diagnostics and testing Expert
  • Digital epidemiology
  • Economy
  • Ethics, legal, social
  • Exchange platform
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Public health
  • Vaccines and vaccination strategies

Keep-in-mind that new groups can be formed in the future according to the need.