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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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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25th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Helping with crisis information website for Czech Ministry of Health

The voluntary group of IT experts (under Česko.Digital community) helped to create a crisis information website for Czech Ministry of Health about the coronavirus outbreak in the Czech Republic koronavirus.mzcr.cz in a very short time with a great ability to manage the huge turnout of visitors. Vaclav Jirovský, Cloud Solution Architect, MSD IT is the author and driver of the technical solution described in the article below.
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20th March 2020 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Coronavirus pandemic: When will it end? (United Kingdom)

Businesses around the world are reacting to a situation that's changing hourly. But they also need to look further ahead. We asked Emilia Skirmuntt, a virologist at the University of Oxford, to set out – with no hyperbole – the possible scenarios businesses must plan for. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of the University of Oxford.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic