COVID-19 has made most DATURA missions more difficult. Many DATURA researchers are clinicians and were drafted into service to help with national efforts to fight the pandemic in their respective countries. In addition, many medical facilities were re-prioritised as COVID-19 treatment centres.

One of DATURA’s project coordinators, Didier Laureillard, was one of a number of Public Health employees who appeared on the French 2020 list of National Honours. He has been awarded Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite). Félicitations! Congratulations!

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