Do not differentiate between patients with and without corona “Corona has had preferential treatment in healthcare for too long”, argues Armand Girbes, head of intensive care VUmc at Amsterdam UMC in response to research by the RIVM. This shows that postponing non-acute operations in 2020 and 2021 has cost at least 320,000 healthy years of life.
Plenty of theories, but long covid remains a mysteryMinuscule blood clots, an immune system that has been set adrift, a residual virus. Enough theories to explain long covid, but there is no proof yet. Michèle van Vugt, professor of infectious diseases: “And as long as you don't know the cause, you can't treat it properly”.
COVID-19 BiobankThe COVID-19 Biobank is set up with the aim to enable as much research as possible in patients with COVID-19. The biobank collects a.o. clinical data, DNA and blood samples from COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Amsterdam UMC.
COVID-19 Task Force ResearchTo enhance internal coordination between all COVID-19 research activities, Amsterdam UMC have set up five COVID-19 expert groups, which report to the overarching COVID-19 Task Force Research.