130 million for Norwegian Coronavirus research

Ullevål hospitalUllevål hospital.Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

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A total of 30 Norwegian research communities have now received NOK 130 million to contribute to research related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

– “We still lack much knowledge about this virus. The research will help to evaluate treatment and provide systematic knowledge about the spread and effects of the virus,” says Minister of Health, Bent Høie (H).

78 academic communities submitted an application to the Research Council. 30 projects are receiving funding.

19 of the projects are affiliated with the universities, three hospitals and seven come from research institutes. Business is linked to seven of the projects.

One of the studies that has been awarded support is a group of researchers at Oslo University Hospital, with intensive care nurse Kristin Hofsø as the lead.

The project will examine and describe all Covid-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit at Oslo University Hospital in collaboration with the Norwegian intensive care and pandemic registry.

The project will follow the patients even after they have received treatment, to look at the long-term effects, such as mental and physical health, of all survivors.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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