42 projects

Psychosocial and emotional well-being of children during and after the COVID-19 outbreak: a mixed...

Public health authorities across the globe are taking measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic which generates high levels of stress and anxiety. This study will target a vulnerable group, primary and secondary school students in Luxembourg. The repercussions of their prolonged confinement coupled with the challenges of digital home learning are unknown. While some children may experience boredom, anxiety, exhaustion, others may benefit from spending more quality time with their parents. Existing social inequalities are likely to influence both the immediate effects of the confinement on c...

#covid19 - History and collective memory in the making on social media

#covid19 - History and collective memory in the making (short title : #covid19) aims at observing, analyzing and understanding the history and collective memory 'in the making' of a global and 'total' event, i.e. the worldwide covid19 crisis. The project will be based on several datasets (see below, the 'source' section) from different social media platform. Among the research questions that will be asked, three of them will be of particular interest: • What is the role of the (non-)memory of previous historical events in the way people respond to this pandemic? • How do people ad...

COVID-19, MEntal HEalth, REsilience and self-REgulation (COME-HERE)

Humans are a social species, and their health, life and genetic legacy are threatened by social isolation. Like other animals, humans fare poorly when isolated. The preventive measures to contain the current COVID-19 outbreak limit all forms of physical social contacts to a minimum, more and earlier in some countries than in others. Differences exist also within the same country due to household composition and dwelling location. Social isolation is associated with ill health. In this project we will investigate which factors predict levels of psychological distress and well-being associate...

Investigating the role of COmpanion and LIVEstock animals in the Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Lu...

Almost all Coronaviruses (CoVs) affecting human, including human CoV-NL63, -229E, -OC43, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, have a zoonotic origin. Similarly, phylogenetic and recombination analyses strongly suggested a zoonotic origin for SARS-CoV-2. After adaptation to human, some zoonotic viruses retain the capacity of infecting animals, as regularly shown for influenza A virus. There is a raising concern that SARS-CoV-2 virus may have a host switching potential as well. Anecdotic cases already suggest that Canidae and Felidae are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Experimental intranasal infectio...

LuxShield: Blocking COVID-19's return in workplaces and public venues

Reopening public and private workplaces in Luxembourg creates a significant risk of a rebound in COVID-19 transmission. But, keeping them closed generates a persistent negative impact on jobs and economic growth. Covid-19 is transmitted in confined, high density spaces with a high probability of sustained close contact. With 45% of workers in Luxembourg commuting from abroad, Luxembourgish workplaces will need to tackle this problem head-on. To block resurgences of COVID-19 and prevent future nation-wide lock-downs, three factors are critical: 1) knowing when it is safe to reopen public ...

EMAILTREE AI

EmailTree AI comes as an end-to-end AI-driven solution to empower customer services & support teams with more productivity tools, while increasing customer satisfaction. NLP (Natural Language Processing), NLU (Natural Language Understanding), ML (Machine Learning) and RPA (Robotic Process Automation) techniques are used in order to reply faster to emails, automate email composition and trigger automatic actions in databases.

Ethical Guidance for Health Care Workers in the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond

The aim of this project is to develop ethical guidance that offers orientation for health care workers in situations of fundamental ethical conflicts and challenge. For the first time after 1945, health care workers are currently facing an unprecedented situation of daily grave ethical decision-making, especially in hospitals and retirement homes. Among the most critical and ethically challenging situations is decision-making by health care workers in emergency rooms (ER) and intensive care units (ICU) under conditions of extreme scarcity when demand and medical necessities exceed restricte...

The impact of physical distance restrictions on social mixing patterns and the transmission of COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 has infected over a million cases and resulted in more than 70,000 deaths worldwide by April 6th. Many countries have implemented physical distance restrictions in an attempt to mitigate and slow the spread of the virus. On March 18th, the Luxembourgish government declared a state of emergency closing schools and instructing residents to stay at home while avoiding any social contacts. It is crucial to evaluate whether these measures are sufficient to control the pandemic. Therefore, several countries worldwide including Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Un...

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