42 projects

CRISIS - Correlates of Resilience In the context of Social Isolation in Seniors

In the current COVID-19 crisis, older adults are at particular risk for severe health outcomes and increased mortality. Whereas it is of prime importance to raise public awareness regarding the special risk of older people, and reduced in-person contact is essential to protect vulnerable groups, we have to take into account what effects these measures have on subjective well-being, mental health and further development of older persons. The present research project will tackle the question of how current measures and their communication to the public are experienced by the target group (60...

Digoxin in COVID-19 combination therapy

Providing Digoxin to be incorporated in clinical trials that test combination of drugs, to to assess the benefits of Digoxin in treating COVID-19.

History in the Making: #covidmemory

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, but its local impact on Luxembourg will be determined in part by how people memorialise its effects in the moment, and how they will remember it later. Luxembourg declared a state of emergency on 18 March which dramatically reshaped public and private life. Schools, businesses and shops are closed. Students stay home and learn online. New rules govern home workers and cross-border commuters. With no end yet in sight, it is already clear that we are experiencing an extraordinary moment in the collective memory of Luxembourg. With the online platform ...

Toward alternative geographies of Luxembourg's relational urbanisation (ALTGEO)

This project seeks to explore the particular challenges of the COVID-19 disease for the relational urbanisation of Luxembourg and aims to identify possible alternative geographies for the Grand Duchy. It acknowledges the need to develop strategies for mid- or long-term adaptation to COVID-19 and associated policy measures, and will therefore focus on the geographical dimension of the problem. In our previous GLOBAL research project (C15_SR_10352117), we approached Luxembourg as having undergone relational urbanisation. Cities are relational in their ability to extract streams of profit from...

Efficacity of probiotics on coronavirus in order to overcome upcoming outbreaks

The objective of this project is to develop efficient and resistant probiotic based cleaners to reduce and limit the proliferation of the coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) responsible of the covid-19 pandemic. Hard surfaces cleaner (dedicated to hospitals and house care cleaning), as well as hands cleaner will be developed based on the synergy between probiotics formulation as well as active natural and environmentally friendly molecules designed for cleaning. Probiotics were shown to have beneficial effect on several viral diseases, while microbial based cleaning products have shown to red...

Yes we care - Oral history with health workers in Luxembourg

While the social and economic consequences of the Covid pandemic cannot yet be determined, there is no longer any doubt that it is a 'historic event'. The C2DH has therefore embarked on a collection of different sources that are currently being produced. A team has begun to collect testimonies from people working in the medical and health care sector. The pandemic is indeed shedding light on how the hospital and care systems function. Flattening the curve in order to allow the health system to cope with covid19 was, and is, one the defining slogans of the pandemic. The project, which has...

TrapNclean

Some studies have demonstrated that SARS-CoV is stable almost 2 weeks after drying in standard air conditions and 3 weeks in a liquid environment. Therefore the role of fomites and environmental contamination play a significant role in virus transmission. It has been shown that Coronaviridae is less stable in high humidity and can be easily killed by heating at 56C during 15mn. We propose a solution which combines high temperature at high humidity as a synergistic inactivation of COVID19. A functional coating could be applied to masks, filtering systems for respiratory masks or gloves in...

The Covid19Impact Survey: Assessing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Luxembourg via 25 questions in a cit...

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in modern times and will be intensively studied world-wide for decades to come by scientists, governments and industry. Data collected during the initial period of the pandemic, particularly high-quality datasets, will be crucial understanding its development, and will impact decision making for many years to come. Therefore, unless this data is quickly collected, it will be irretrievably lost for further study. We are ready to deploy a large-scale survey to get feedback from the citizens of Luxembourg in four key areas related to the COVID-19 pandemi...

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