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Two scientists from the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) conducted an epidemiological analysis of the corona pandemic and its implications on everyday life.
The research paper argues which lessons should be drawn from the pandemic and recommends in concrete manner how politicians can prepare their countries for future outbreaks.
Both researchers advocate for a continuation of remote work and social distancing practices. Simulations have shown that a premature return to work would do enormous damage, even if other areas of public life remained on lockdown.
When it comes to activities in the Horesca sector, the study notes that current safety measures show little influence on infection curves. On the other hand, keeping distance and being aware of personal hygiene in family circles is considered to be of utmost importance.
The study further advocates regular large-scale testing of both residents and cross-border workers. A combination of PCR tests, tracing apps, and quarantine measures is recommended to fight the spread of the virus. The paper also alludes to the dangers of not considering the multiple facets of public life that could lead to a second wave of corona infections. While the economy is not a strict priority in a pandemic, financial stability is still need to keep the health sector intact.