2 October, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed disruption around the globe on a scale and of a severity without precedent in recent decades. The SARS-CoV-2 virus has gravely impacted not only the health of the world’s population, but many aspects of our economic and social existence. This systemic shock requires that we seek out informed solutions to guide public policies and the behavior of economic and social agents. Likewise, the complexity of the challenge calls for a multidisciplinary approach to the pandemic and its impacts on a multitude of planes.
hrough the team projects selected in the extraordinary call for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research proposals, the BBVA Foundation has joined in the research effort to understand and address this crisis, and to develop better tools with which to confront future pandemics.
The twenty projects selected involve more than 400 researchers working from different angles to address the mechanisms of the infection, its diagnosis and treatment, and its psychosocial and economic impact.