In the video Roland Friele, adjunct director of Nivel, outlines the focus of Nivel on the topic of COVID-19. In short: until March 2021 we mainly monitored the SARS-CoV-2 and it’s direct consequences on individuals as well as society. From March 2021 onwards, we focussed in particular on the long(er) term consequences of COVID-19, both physical and psychosocial. We present to you our research mainly on this second subject.

Nivel's current international research on COVID-19 

Nivel-Logo-I-MOVE-COVID-19-150px WereldbolI-MOVE COVID-19 (2020-ongoing)

Influenza: MOnitoring Vaccine effectiveness in Europe-COVID-19
In working together in the I-MOVE COVID-19 consortium, established in 2020, many partners of the I-MOVE network (existing since 2007) obtain epidemiological, clinical and virological information on COVID-19 and patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in a high quality, efficient and rapid way.

WereldbolLong-COVID (2021-2022)

Long-COVID: gaining insights into the long-term complaints after COVID-19
In order to minimize the negative consequences for patients who suffered from COVID-19, also in the long term, it’s essential to gain insights into these consequences. For our reseach on Long-COVID We conduct a large-scale research, using various research methods and various healthcare data derived from different resources: a mixed methods approach.

  • Nivel expert: Prof. Robert Verheij, PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project Long-COVID
  • Funding: ZonMw
  • Project partners: UMCG (University of Groningen), Radboudumc (University of Nijmegen), Maastricht UMC (University of Maastricht) and DHD (foundation Dutch Hospital Data)
  • Nivel involvement: project partner

WereldbolFluCov (2021-2022)

Understanding and communicating the impact of COVID-19 on influenza
In our FluCov project we document and communicate about the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on influenza activity and the measures to prevent and control influenza in the coming years (e.g. by vaccination).

  • Nivel expert: John Paget, PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project FluCov
  • Project website international: -
  • Funding: Sanofi Pasteur
  • Project partners: Sanofi Pasteur
  • Nivel involvement: project leader

MondkapjeEpidemiology of COVID-19 in Europe

We cover the issue of COVID-19 mortality, the link between influenza vaccination and COVID-19 and the serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

  • Publications:
Publications COVID-19 - Mortality
Publications COVID-19 - Effects of the influenza vaccination on COVID-19
Publications COVID-19 - Serological testing
Nivel Research Center. Dossier COVID-19. From: www.nivel.nl [Last update 11-September-2022; consulted on 06-October-2022]. URL: https://www.nivel.nl/en/dossier-covid-19
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