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Understanding and treating COVID-19

Understanding and treating COVID-19

23rd April 2020

Professor David Crossman, Chief Scientist reflects on the significant research efforts across Scotland helping to better understand and treat COVID-19 in the latest issue of Holyrood Magazine

"In this situation, our immediate response focuses on protecting patient safety, supporting resilience in the NHS and prioritising COVID-19 research. This is a difficult situation and each of these elements are needed to save lives.

"Our research infrastructure in Scotland is very well coordinated through NHS Research Scotland. We also have exceptional expertise in Scotland – respiratory, infectious disease and critical care experts – guiding our approach.

"We need research: to advance our scientific knowledge about the virus, discover new ways to understand and treat, and ultimately, save lives."

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