COVID-19 NEWS


Research Luxembourg and government together during the pandemic

On 5 October 2021, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Taskforce met to discuss the milestones of their collaboration while looking at the actions carried out and to come. Mobilising research towards the same objective Between March and May 2020, Research Luxembourg managed to bring together the best of research […]

How should Europe deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the future?

How should Europe act, what strategies should it adopt, and what specific risks should it consider moving forward? Prof. Rudi Balling, director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), and Assistant Prof. Enrico Glab, head of the Biomedical Data Science group at the LCSB contributed to a detailed situation analysis for the coming months […]

In conversation with our young researchers: Dr. Fabiana Ribeiro

Did social isolation measures widen the inequality gap? Are women more likely to present severe symptoms of anxiety compared to men? Fabiana Ribeiro, a postdoc researcher at the Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (IRSEI) within the Department of Social Sciences in University of Luxembourg, works on gender inequalities in cognitive ageing. She also investigates […]

How Covid-19 affects our mental health?

The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak resulted in strict pandemic control measures in Luxembourg and other countries. While these measures expectedly had an impact on the mental health of Luxembourg residents, little data is available on the longitudinal evolution of population mental health measures during lockdown and during the gradual relaxation of the lockdown […]

Luxembourg comes second in dealing with COVID-19

The analysis was based on a series of factors comprising the Stringency Index. Other aspects include excess mortality, restrictions on personal freedom, impact on the gross domestic product and vaccination progress. Luxembourg brings Covid-19 pandemic under control Based on these factors, Luxembourg holds the second position in the international ranking among the 154 countries analysed. […]

How to make large-scale, voluntary COVID-19 testing work?

Testing is widely seen as one core element of a successful strategy to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic and many countries have increased their efforts to provide testing at large scale. As most democratic governments refrain from enacting mandatory testing, a key emerging challenge is to increase voluntary participation.  Researchers from the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic […]

Covid-19: Health/Wealth trade-off

Saving lives or saving the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis were subject to a difficult trade-off. The stringency of the lockdowns decreased the spread of the virus, but amplified the damage to the economy. Then, how to balance health/wealth concerns during a pandemic? A study conducted by Dr Christophe […]

Launch of FNR COVID-19 funding instrument

Following the fast-track FNR COVID-19 Call in 2020, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has opened a new FNR COVID-19 funding instrument. There is no Call per se – projects can be submitted anytime from 21 April 2021 to 15 October 2021. Retained projects will be funded with up to 125,000 EUR for a maximum […]

COVID-19: Survey on the Socio-Economic impacts of the crisis

Phase 2 of the survey examines the long-term impacts on the experiences and expectations of residents and cross-border workers Within the framework of the Task Force Research Luxembourg, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and the University of Luxembourg have decided to join their efforts to study the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in […]