Steven Van Gucht: “I understand that young people are hesitant to get vaccinated, but I do recommend it to pregnant women”

Virologist Steven Van Gucht — © Marc Gysens The virologists are in the news again and that usually does not bode well. Every day, more than 2,000 people in our country are told that they have Covid-19. So the autumn wave has started, says Steven Van Gucht. He understands that young people are still hesitating … Read more

There is virologist Steven Van Gucht again, so corona is back: “I understand that young people hesitate to be vaccinated, but I do recommend it to pregnant women”

Virologist Steven Van Gucht — © Marc Gysens The virologists are in the news again and that usually does not bode well. Every day, more than 2,000 people in our country are told that they have Covid-19. So the autumn wave has started, says Steven Van Gucht. He understands that young people are still hesitating … Read more

Should we be concerned about the new corona variant BQ.1? Virologist Steven Van Gucht explains

Virologist Marc Van Ranst notes that the infection figures are increasing, while the number of corona patients in hospitals will continue to fall for the time being. “Currently, for the first time in a long time, fewer than fifty beds in intensive care are occupied by patients admitted because of corona.” Based on the current … Read more

How much better are you protected? And does it matter which vaccine you got last time? 9 questions to Steven Van Gucht about fourth corona jab | Exclusively for subscribers

Three times is a charm, except in the vaccination campaign against corona, where we are already ready for shot four. The autumn campaign kicked off this week. Why is it a good idea to boost again? Do you also benefit as a healthy young person from a fourth shot? What if you have never been … Read more

Steven Van Gucht: “We do not immediately expect an outbreak at festivals, but the virus is not gone yet”

“I don’t think we should worry too much, it’s a shame to hear that a concert can’t go on,” Steven Van Gucht begins, “But all in all I think it will be not too bad in the coming weeks.” In some countries, including ours, the infection rates are rising. In the Netherlands they even fear … Read more

Will we be completely rid of corona in two months? Steven Van Gucht on the end of the pandemic

“Bite our teeth for two more months and then things will get better,” said Steven Van Gucht (Sciensano) earlier this week. But get well soon, what does that mean? “It could become quieter after the winter of 2023, but that is not ideal either.” Laurence Torck Yesterday at 4:31 PM .

The year of Steven Van Gucht: “What will I do after the corona crisis? I struggle with that question”

© Kris Van Exel Taming the spring wave, then grabbing a long summer vacation and finally disappearing quietly into the background. That was Steven Van Gucht’s plan for 2021. But look: the fourth wave, the booster campaign and the long shadow of omikron will certainly keep the calmest of virologists in the spotlight until the … Read more

Steven Van Gucht admits his fed up: “It tires me sometimes”

Posted on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 7:25 p.m. Through Sudinfo After a new year marked by Covid-19 and its variants, the virologist and spokesperson for Sciensano takes stock. As 2021 draws to a close, Steven Van Gucht has agreed to take stock of this year unlike any other in a retrospective interview for the … Read more

Closure of theaters and cinemas: “It was only a plan B for us”, says virologist Steven Van Gucht

The decision of the Concertation Committee to close theaters and cinemas from Sunday goes further than the recommendations of the experts, said virologist Steven Van Gucht on Wednesday evening. “It was only a plan B for us”, he declared on the Flemish channel VTM. According to him, experts believe that a movie session was still … Read more

Towards a fourth dose of vaccine? For Steven Van Gucht and Yves Van Laethem, “it is not a scenario to be excluded”

Around Belgium, several countries are planning to administer the booster vaccine against Covid-19 earlier than expected. In the viewfinder, in particular, the spread of the omicron variant, and the need to protect the most vulnerable as quickly as possible. But in addition to the 3rd dose, several experts are already talking about the 4th dose, … Read more