All you need to know about coronavirus

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How to safely wear a face mask

From Thursday, April 16 – in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic – covering the mouth and nose in public space is obligatory in Poland. One can use a face mask or piece of clothing. We advise on how to put it on, remove it, and clean it.

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#EUvsVirus Hackathon vs. COVID-19

The pan-European hackathon of ideas will last from April 24 to 26. Its participants will jointly seek digital solutions for social problems related to COVID-19 pandemic. The event is organized by the European Commission. Registration remains open until April 19.

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Drought in Poland: A creeping disaster

It’s been a warm, and in many places snowless winter. Spring has begun with relatively low rainfall. We observe low water levels on rivers. According to weather forecasts there will be no significant rainfall in April. "Drought is a cumulative phenomenon, and Poland is not prepared to capture water" – comments Prof. Paweł Rowiński, hydrologist, vice president of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Polish coronavirus test developed by PAS scientists ready for production

The test was developed at the PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Poznań. This is a great success of young researchers who have been voluntarily working in the laboratory day and night for the last three weeks. The request for registration has already been submitted. Thanks to a subsidy from the Ministry of Science the production will start in the coming days.

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Protecting medical personnel from COVID-19

The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) in its statement calls for providing protection of the physical and mental health of medical workers. To improve the functioning of the healthcare system medical staff should also be offered coronavirus antibody tests as soon as possible.

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Workshop with Yellow Research about ERC grants

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) invites scientists to participate in a free of charge workshop held by Yellow Research. For over 30 years Yellow Research advises how to effectively apply for European grants, including a prestigious funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Depending on the pandemic situation the meeting will take place in Warsaw or remotely.

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Chloroquine vs. SARS-CoV-2

Is chloroquine effective in treating patients with COVID-19? Should it be used prophylactically to avoid new coronavirus infection? A stand on this matter was prepared by Polish pharmacy experts.

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Fulbright U.S. scholar program

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission invites applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowships at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies (PIASt). Application deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

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The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Should we be wearing masks? Is it possible to catch the virus from a dog? What’s the purpose of a quarantine, since we can test for the virus? When will the epidemic end? The Polish Academy of Sciences has been inundated with questions about the pandemic, so we have collated some answers to the most commonly asked ones. We will update this page whenever new scientific information emerges.

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