Norway’s corona study lacks funds to analyze collected information

Arne SøraasPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Around 200,000 Norwegians have participated in a corona study under the auspices of Oslo University Hospital. Unfortunately, there is no money to analyze the data collected.

According to the newspaper VG, this is one of the world’s largest studies of the corona pandemic.

“With the next variant of SARS-CoV-2 or a new pandemic, we can provide knowledge about how the virus spreads so quickly, so that measures can be tailored. But we do not have the funds for that,” project manager Arne Søraas stated.

He noted that neither the Research Council nor Oslo University Hospital (OUS) has the opportunity to finance further use of the collected information. Søraas hopes that NOK 3 million can be set aside for this in the revised national budget.

Oslo University Hospital did not want to comment on the case to VG.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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