Home // FHSE // News & E... // Scientists call for synchronised curbing of COVID infections in Europe

Scientists call for synchronised curbing of COVID infections in Europe

twitter linkedin facebook email this page
Published on Saturday, 19 December 2020

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, the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg, and Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio, Prof. Enrico Glaab, Prof. Jorge Goncalves, Prof. Reinhard Schneider, Prof. Alexander Skupin and Prof. Paul Wilmes.

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.