G6 Network released the paper "Covid-19_ Lessons learned - Preparing for future pandemics"


A group of twelve mandated scientists from six large multidisciplinary research performing organisations located in Europe gathering in the G6 Network -the Italian National Research Council of Italy, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the MaxPlanck-Gesellschaft- released a paper focused on the "lessons" of the current Sars-CoV-2 pandemic on future pandemics similar in magnitude, risk of spreading, and impact.

Ihe Italian National Research Council of Italy contributed with scientists Daniela Corda (director of the Cnr Department of Biomedical Sciences) and Giovanni Maga (director of the Cnr Institute of Molecular Genetics “Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza” ). 

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that much more needs to be done to improve our preparedness and resilience, and that these challenges cannot be met by individual regions or member states. This concerns in particular decision-making structures, the provision of expertise, the legal basis for a rapid response and, last but not least, the expansion of scientific knowledge. Written under the impression of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, this paper focuses on future pandemics similar in magnitude, the risk of spreading, and impact from a scientific perspective, and summarizes some of the still preliminary lessons that can be drawn from the recent experience of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Per informazioni:
Daniela Corda
direttrice Cnr - Dsb
Giovanni Maga, Cnr-Igm director, email:

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