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Pandemic spread Data tracking to tackle future pandemics via smartphones

Switzerland is contributing to a European digital platform that promises to combat the spread of pandemics by better identifying people at risk of ...

This content was published on April 1, 2020 2:36 PM

Covid-19 Men are more susceptible to coronavirus than women

In Switzerland 58% of people hospitalised for coronavirus are men. When it comes to deaths, men are even more affected than women at 60%. 

This content was published on March 31, 2020 11:43 AM

'A ship will not come' Swiss sailors’ amateur films inspire Zurich art show

Curators in Zurich used archive film footage of the Swiss merchant marine to explore current issues related to the sea.

Covid-19 impact How the crisis reveals cultural divide between Swiss language regions

Switzerland’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the ‘Röstigraben’ – the imaginary cultural and social divide between language regions.

Coronavirus Intensive care beds could run out in a week, study predicts

Switzerland will run out of intensive care beds on April 2 owing to the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study by ETH Zurich.

This content was published on March 27, 2020 11:09 AM

saving lives Swiss scientists in a race to develop coronavirus vaccine

Swiss research teams are making headway in efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The Department of Immunology at the University Hospital in ...

Covid-19 Who is Switzerland’s ‘Mr Coronavirus’?

After years as a Red Cross doctor in war zones, Daniel Koch has become the face of the Swiss government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

covid-19 Zurich uni offers free couples therapy during corona crisis

With social distancing measures and home confinements, tensions are inevitable. There's free online counselling for those having a tough time.

This content was published on March 24, 2020 12:31 PM

covid-19 When a typhoid epidemic hit Zermatt

This is not the first time Switzerland and its mountain regions have had to deal with the devastating effects of disease in recent times.

Patient care  What might coronavirus triage look like in Switzerland? 

If Swiss hospitals were to become overwhelmed, how would doctors decide who gets intensive care in the coronavirus crisis?

Manipulated media How Swiss scientists are trying to spot deepfakes

There is growing urgency among experts to prepare for cases in which deepfake techniques are used to manipulate public opinion.

Covid-19 Bern scientists claim coronavirus breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Bern have perfected a technique to produce synthetic clones of the new coronavirus strain much faster.

This content was published on March 3, 2020 11:46 AM

Crypto Leaks Swiss authorities file criminal complaint against encryption firm

The economics authority alleges it was misled by Crypto AG when it filed export applications for its manipulated encryption devices.

This content was published on March 1, 2020 12:10 PM

Becoming a modern state The ten most important dates in Switzerland's history

Today's Switzerland developed over several centuries, emerging out of a loose alliance of autonomous entities to become a federal state.