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dc.contributor.authorAuffray, Charles
dc.contributor.authorBalling, Rudi
dc.contributor.authorBlomberg, Niklas
dc.contributor.authorBONALDO, MYRNA
dc.contributor.authorBoutron, Bertrand
dc.contributor.authorBrahmachari, Samir
dc.contributor.authorBréchot, Christian
dc.contributor.authorCesario, Alfredo
dc.contributor.authorChen, Sai-Juan
dc.contributor.authorClément, Karine
dc.contributor.authorDanilenko, Daria
dc.contributor.authorDi Meglio, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorGelemanovic, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorGoble, Carole
dc.contributor.authorGojobori, Takashi
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Jason D
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Michel
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Yi-Ke
dc.contributor.authorHeath, James
dc.contributor.authorHood, Leroy
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Peter
dc.contributor.authorJin, Li
dc.contributor.authorKitano, Hiroaki
dc.contributor.authorKnoppers, Bartha Maria
dc.contributor.authorLancet, Doron
dc.contributor.authorLarue, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorLathrop, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLaville, Martine
dc.contributor.authorLindner, Ariel B
dc.contributor.authorMagnan, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorMetspalu, Andres
dc.contributor.authorMorin, Edgar
dc.contributor.authorNg, Lisa F.P.
dc.contributor.authorNicod, Laurent
dc.contributor.authorNoble, Denis
dc.contributor.authorNottale, Laurent
dc.contributor.authorNowotny, Helga
dc.contributor.authorOchoa, Theresa
dc.contributor.authorOkeke, Iruna
dc.contributor.authorOni, Tolu
dc.contributor.authorOpenshaw, Peter
dc.contributor.authorOztürk, Mehmet
dc.contributor.authorPalkonen, Susanna
dc.contributor.authorPaweska, Janusz
dc.contributor.authorPison, Christophe
dc.contributor.authorPolymeropoulos, Mihael
dc.contributor.authorPristipino, Christian
dc.contributor.authorProtzer, Ulrike
dc.contributor.authorRoca, Josep
dc.contributor.authorRozman, Damjana
dc.contributor.authorSantolini, Marc
dc.contributor.authorSanz, Ferran
dc.contributor.authorScambia, Giovanni
dc.contributor.authorSegal, Eran
dc.contributor.authorSerageldin, Ismail
dc.contributor.authorSoares, Marcelo Bento
dc.contributor.authorSterk, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSugano, Sumio
dc.contributor.authorSuperti-Furga, Giulio
dc.contributor.authorSupple, David
dc.contributor.authorTegnér, Jesper
dc.contributor.authorUhlen, Mathias
dc.contributor.authorUrbani, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorValencia, Alfonso
dc.contributor.authorValentini, Vincenzo
dc.contributor.authorvan der Werf, Sylvie
dc.contributor.authorVinciguerra, Manlio
dc.contributor.authorWolkenhauer, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorWouters, Emiel
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T11:14:54Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T11:14:54Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-26
dc.identifier.citationAuffray, C., Balling, R., Blomberg, N., BONALDO, M., Boutron, B., Brahmachari, S., … Clément, K. (2020). COVID-19 and Beyond: A Call for Action and Audacious Solidarity to All the Citizens and Nations, It Is Humanity’s Fight. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3630412
dc.identifier.issn1556-5068
dc.identifier.doi10.2139/ssrn.3630412
dc.identifier.doi10.12688/f1000research.26098.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/666312
dc.description.abstractSARS-CoV-2 belongs to a subgroup of coronaviruses rampant in bats for centuries. It has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Most patients recover, but a minority of severe cases experience acute respiratory distress or an inflammatory storm devastating many organs that can lead to patient death. The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has been facilitated by the increasing intensity of air travel, urban congestion and human contact during the last half century. Until therapies and vaccines are available, tests for virus and exposure, confinement measures and physical distancing have helped curb the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic calls for safeguards and remediation measures through a systemic response. A myriad of selforganizing initiatives by scientists and citizens is developing an advanced collective intelligence response to the coronavirus crisis. Their integration forms Olympiads of Solidarity and Health. Their ability to optimize our response to COVID-19 could serve as a model to trigger a global metamorphosis of our societies with far-reaching consequences for attacking fundamental challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. For COVID-19 and these other challenges, there is no alternative but action. Meeting in Paris in 2003, we set out to "rethink research to understand life and improve health." We have now formed an international coalition of academia and industry ecosystems taking a systems medicine approach to understanding COVID-19 by thoroughly characterizing viruses, patients and populations during the pandemic, using openly shared tools. All results will be publicly available with no initial claims for intellectual property rights. This World Alliance for Health and Wellbeing will catalyze the creation of medical and health products such as diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines that become common goods accessible to all, while seeking further alliances with civil society to bridge with socio-ecological and technological approaches that characterise urban systems, for a collective response to future health emergencies.
dc.description.sponsorshipCA wrote the initial draft of the paper; all authors provided input into and approved the final version. We thank Bertrand De Meulder for help in formatting the references, colleagues and citizens for useful comments on the manuscript.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported during its preparation phases by the State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, Overseas Expertise Introduction Project for Discipline Innovation (111 Project, B17029) to SJC, LH, CA; European Union grants CASyM (FP7-n°305033) to CA, RB, JR, DR, DS, JT, OW; eTRIKS (IMI-1-n°115446) to CA, RB, YG; PREPARE (FP7-n°602525) to CA, PO, SV; and initial funds in support of the deep phenotyping clinical study from philanthropic donors, Gilead, Merck and Novartis to JG, JH, LH; the Ricerca Corrente Program by the Italian Ministry of Health to AC, CPr, GS, AU, VV; the National Megaprojects of China for Infectious Diseases (2017ZX10103009-001, 2018ZX10305409-001-005), Double Firstclass projects from the Ministry of Education to the National Research Center for Translational Medicine Shanghai to SJC; Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Major Project (2017SHZDZX01) to LJ. The funders had no role in the preparation or submission of the manuscript.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ssrn.com/abstract=3630412
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is a preprint originally posted in SSRN.
dc.titleCOVID-19 and Beyond: A Call for Action and Audacious Solidarity to All the Citizens and Nations, It Is Humanity’s Fight
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personGojobori, Takashi
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-14T14:03:21Z


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