Van Gucht: ‘Already 41 percent corona infections caused by omikron’

About 41 percent of the infections in Belgium are now caused by the omikron variant of the corona virus. Virologist Steven Van Gucht announced this on Friday at the press conference of the National Crisis Center. Converted, this means that last week about 3,000 people were infected with the omikron variant, last week there were […]

Vaccination of young children can start as early as next month

If the ministers of health give the green light for the vaccination of 5- to 11-year-olds next week, Flanders wants to start with this quickly. The places where they will get their shot have not yet been determined. While almost a quarter of the vaccinated Flemish people have received their booster shot against Covid-19, the […]

United Kingdom prevents travelers from South Africa…

A new variant of the coronavirus is worrying scientists. ‘The variant may have effects on the infectiousness and the effectiveness of the vaccines’, writes microbiologist Emmanuel André. The B.1.1.529 variant is mainly found in South Africa. The United Kingdom is preemptively canceling flights from the country. A new variant of the coronavirus is worrying scientists […]

EMA looks into AstraZeneca’s drug against covid-1…

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has started the assessment procedure for a new drug against the coronavirus: Evusheld. Swedish-British manufacturer AstraZeneca developed the drug to prevent Covid-19 in adults. The first test results showed that the medicine – which consists of the active ingredients Tixagevimab and Cilgavimab – can be used effectively to protect against […]

Video shows how destructive the coronavirus behaves in…

It has the premise of a horror movie, of an invader parasitizing and eventually destroying its host, but it’s a video of how the coronavirus behaves in a bat’s brain. The video shows exactly how the virus works and how dangerous the virus really is: “It’s important to get people beyond the scientific jargon and […]

Lead researcher into origin of coronavirus in China calls l…

In a documentary on the Danish public broadcaster TV2, Peter Embarek, the chief of the WHO mission that tried to determine the origin of the coronavirus in China, labeled the theory that the virus escaped from a laboratory as ‘probable’. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is pushing for the release of ‘all data’ on the […]

Research into price agreements for mouth masks in supermarkets…

The Belgian Competition Authority has been investigating possible price agreements for mouth masks in supermarkets for more than a year. The competition watchdog’s auditor general confirms this. Supermarket chain Carrefour Belgium mentioned the investigation ‘into the contacts between different distributors regarding the sale of protective masks to the public and the Belgian government’ in its […]

Admissions of corona patients continue to rise, now almost a hundred people…

Between 24 and 30 July, an average of 32.9 corona patients were hospitalized per day. That’s a 22 percent increase over the previous seven days. This is evident from the latest figures from health institute Sciensano on Saturday. There are currently 317 corona patients in Belgian hospitals, 96 of whom are in intensive care units. […]