08 April 2020 – Launch of CON-VINCE study to evaluate COVID-19 spread

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Research and Development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force: Research Luxembourg is a joint initiative of the main players in Luxembourg public research, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH); Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER); Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); Laboratoire national de santé (LNS); Luxinnovation; University of Luxembourg; Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), under the coordination of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Overview: The Research Luxembourg COVID-19 task force announces the launch of “CON-VINCE”, a study that aims to evaluate the dynamics of the spread of the COVID-19 disease within the Luxembourgish population. It will test about 1,500 people for the presence of COVID-19 and follow-up only the asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic individuals. The goal of CON-VINCE is to generate data on the transmission of the disease, which will ultimately assisting policy-makers in taking evidence-based decisions.
Full details here: https://msan.gouvernement.lu/en/actualites.gouvernement%2Ben%2Bactualites%2Btoutes_actualites%2Bcommuniques%2B2020%2B04-avril%2B08-etude-convince.html

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