Competitiveness / Health Care

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

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6th May 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Pfizer and BioNTech Dose First Participants in the U.S. as Part of Global COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Development Program

First participants dosed at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and University of Maryland School of Medicine Pfizer and BioNTech ramping up manufacturing capabilities to further increase production capacity in 2020/2021  
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22nd April 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


BioNTech and Pfizer announce regulatory approval from German authority Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to commence first clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidates

First COVID-19-related clinical trial to start in Germany Initial dose escalation phase to target dose range of 1µg to 100µg Clinical supply from BioNTech’s GMP-certified mRNA production facilities in Europe Four vaccine candidates to enter clinical development
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15th April 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Racing to Develop a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine with Unprecedented Partnership

The current global scale of the COVID-19 pandemic requires nothing short of a fast-moving and nimble international effort to thwart it.
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15th April 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Iceland Provides a Picture of the Early Spread of COVID-19 in a Population with a Cohesive Public Health Response

Study combines the most intensive targeted testing and general screening of any population to date with comprehensive sequencing of the virus from all identified cases, to trace its mutation and spread Results underscore the effectiveness and necessity of aggressive testing, isolation of cases and physical distancing, as well as the urgency of more testing to contain the virus and disease
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14th April 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


COVID-19 Resource calculator for Hospitals

Rush Medical University in Chicago together with Microsoft team has developed an app COVID-19 Resource calculator to forecast the patient's admission, medical inventories, and beds, based on applicable growth models (the models differs from state to state). This app is running in Azure – you can see it here: http://covid19forecast.rush.edu/.
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