BBC interview on national lockdown and mandatory vaccination

On 22 November 2021, Austria went into a full national lockdown for 20 days to help curb SARS-CoV-2 infection numbers. On the programme, Peter Willeit provides an epidemiological perspective on the lockdown and on vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 being mandatory from February 2022. With permissions from the BBC.

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Towards a European strategy to address the COVID-19 pandemic

How should Europe deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the future? Which strategies should be pursued and what specific risks should be considered? In September 2021, we published a call in the Lancet for closer European collaboration in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with this call in the Lancet, we published an expert opinion paper […]

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Sensitivity and specificity of antigen-based self-testing in Austrian schools

This study evaluates the performance of the antigen based anterior nasal screening programme that was used at Austrian schools to detect SARS-CoV-2 infections. We combined nationwide antigen-based screening data obtained in March 2021 from 5,370 schools (Grade 1 to 8) with an RT-qPCR-based prospective cohort study comprising a representative sample of 244 schools. Considering a […]

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