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the Study is the first in the world that uses an online questionnaire to go into detail about the spredningsveiene to the virus.

the Goal of the researchers is to find out what the characteristics of the people confirmed to be infected compared with the rest of the population.

– for example, multiple infections among people who use the Subway in rush hour? What habits are there which increases the risk to be infected? These are the questions we hope to answer, says Søraas.

Although many of those first infected in the Uk had been in Italy and Austria, there were also many among vacationers in those countries who were not infected. Different lifestyle can provide the answer.

Hope for a response until the week

Sunday morning has 40.000 responded to the questionnaire. And there is no upper limit. The researchers want as many people as possible, especially those that have been tested.

We hope to have some answers already to the week, ” says Søraas.

In the questionnaire, there are questions that identify possible risk factors for koronavirus.

This applies, for example, your travel habits, how many people you meet each day, your handlevaner and who you live with. In addition, there are questions about who you associate with, though you may have been sick with koronavirus, if you are tested and whether you have risk factors to get sick of koronaviruset.

to participate, you must login with bank ID.

the Study is a detailed questionnaire in ten minutes, and many of those who fill out the questionnaire will get the offers of the koronavirus-testing in addition.

In addition to the testing for koronavirus, they have the plans around 10,000 blood tests. This can determine whether people have had the virus in the body without noticing it.


the Study was started in under three weeks. That Norway got the infection quite early, may be to explain that we are the first in the world with this study.

– That no one had done it before, I’m surprised. But it was almost just Italy that could have done it before us, and there was the health care overloaded. In addition, we have in the Uk a digital infrastructure that makes that we can be fast there. says Søraas.

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