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ASAP hotspot assessment of May 2020
May 27 2020

The May edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:
Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment

Wastewater Surveillance is essential to track SARS-CoV-2 and its variants in the EU
Feb 24 2021
The European Commission gathers environmental and health stakeholders to implement a European system that traces SARS-CoV-2 in the population using wastewater.
The recommendation builds on an EU Umbrella Initiative collecting the knowledge and experience regarding the surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in wastewaters.
The recommendation builds on an EU Umbrella Initiative collecting the knowledge and experience regarding the surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in wastewaters.
Jul 09 2020

Wastewater has emerged as a reliable indicator of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the population, while being itself not a source of infection. The ability to detect RNA fragments of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater is increasingly and independently being reported from research groups in nearly all EU Member States and beyond. This is a first opportunity to reliably surveil the presence of the virus in the population in a better and more harmonized way without direct testing of individual persons.

ASAP hotspot assessment July 2020
Aug 06 2020

The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment

Oct 08 2020

While laboratory studies have shown that environmental conditions influence the spread of COVID-19, a significant impact of outdoor air pollution  on the spreading or severity of the disease has not been demonstrated yet, following a recent JRC study.

The price of rice rose by 44-50% during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria.
The price of rice rose by 44-50% during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria.
Dec 04 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdown measures have been a shock to food systems worldwide, affecting both supply and demand.

This has led to unforeseen fluctuations in food prices, particularly at country and local levels, which have hit the poor and vulnerable hardest.

In order to help tackle the food-security issues resulting from such price fluctuations, policymakers need reliable real-time data of where their interventions are most needed.

WASH - a win-win solution for Africa
Jun 16 2021

Trends of interest in economy-related issues in EU27 (13 Jan to 3 May 2020)
May 08 2020

Overview

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic abruptly changed the life of European citizens. Starting from the first recorded EU hotbed in Northern Italy on February 20th, the virus rapidly spread across several EU countries. In this context, Google searches by EU citizens provide timely insights about Europeans’ concerns. As about 90% of EU-27 households have home internet access and the number of internet-connected mobile devices is rapidly increasing, Google searches provide a rather detailed picture of the concerns of the whole EU population.

Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Geolocations mentioned in coronavirus media coverage showing large clusters of news reports.
Jun 09 2020
This media surveillance collects articles reported through publicly available web sites.

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