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Scientists call for synchronised curbing of COVID infections in Europe

Hundreds of scientists have called on European decision-makers to take steps for a quick, synchronised and efficient reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases across Europe.

Hundreds of scientists have called on European decision-makers to take steps for a quick, synchronised and efficient reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases across Europe.

The declaration which was published in The Lancet today was signed among others by :

  • Prof. Rudi Balling, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg
  • Dr Jean Beissel, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Dr Guy Berchem, Luxembourg Institute of Health
  • Dr Stefan Beyenburg, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio, University of Luxembourg
  • Dr Isabel de la Fuente, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Prof. Dr Nico Diederich, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Prof. Enrico Glaab, LCSB at the University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Jorge Goncalves, LCSB at the University of Luxembourg
  • Dr Pierre Kolber, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Dr Barbara Klink, Laboratoire National de Santé
  • Dr Monique Reiff, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
  • Till Seuring, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
  • Prof. Reinhard Schneider, LCSB at the University of Luxembourg
  • Prof. Alexander Skupin, LCSB at the University of Luxembourg 
  • Prof. Paul Wilmes, LCSB at the University of Luxembourg 
  • Prof. Skerdilajda Zanaj, University of Luxembourg

The signatories call for firm action to reduce case numbers quickly to low levels, to keep numbers low and to devise strategies for elimination, screening, vaccination, protection of those at high risk, as well as support for those most affected by the pandemic. The declaration argues that prompt and efficient action to curb SARS-CoV-2 infections will benefit public health, society and economy.

More than 300 representatives from research centres, hospitals, public health care institutes, universities and companies from across Europe signed the declaration.

Read the full declaration (available in multiple languages) on www.containcovid-pan.eu

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