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Bulletin | Covid-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Science 101

Reading Time 12 minute read


Intellectual Property

The COVID-19 pandemic imposes extraordinary circumstances upon all of us. Beyond all the appropriate measures taken by Fasken to safeguard the health of its employees and business partners, it is important that each of us have access to reliable and easy-to-understand information about the scientific aspects of this crisis.

In this context, our Intellectual Property Group, which includes a great number of professionals holding B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in life sciences such as in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology gathered together – virtually of course –  and prepared a Questions & Answers(pdf), based on the questions they received most frequently from their children, parents and friends, to provide easy understanding of the basic science behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that the following information is provided for educational purposes only and, as the situation is changing constantly, it is accurate to the best of our knowledge, as of March 25, 2020. The information provided here is not intended to be legal advices nor health advices. Any health concerns in connection with COVID-19 should be brought to the attention of a qualified health specialist.



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