5G-technology: fact check

Recently, the new  mobile network 5G was launched in Belgium. This fifth generation of wireless communication technology raises a lot of questions and concerns. Together with the fact that, so far, very little research has been done on the health effects of 5G, fake news and conspiracy theories emerged. 

COVID-19 study: do COVID-19 antibodies protect against a new infection?

Researchers from the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the University of Antwerp and Sciensano will follow up health workers who have already become ill with the COVID-19 virus. During a possible new outbreak of the virus, health workers are most at risk for a new infection. The research is led by ITM and supported through an accelerated procedure by the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek — Vlaanderen (FWO) to respond to the urgency of COVID-19 research.

The 2nd COVID-19 Health Interview Survey is online: Sciensano calls upon you!

The 1st COVID-19 health survey could count on 44,000 participants, thank you for that! Today we launch our 2nd survey, which focuses on the impact of the current crisis on our lifestyle and wellbeing. We are also counting on your massive participation now!

44,000 thanks to everyone who participated in the first COVID-19 health interview survey! Today we launched our second study, which focuses on our lifestyle and well-being during the current crisis. Once again we rely on a massive participation of the citizens!

The COVID-19 figures: Sciensano collects, verifies and publishes

Ever since the virus appeared in Belgium, Sciensano has been collecting data on the number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19. A range of collection and analysis methods were set up for this, which are regularly adjusted in order to provide the best possible picture of the current epidemic situation. An impressive operation, carried out across the country, rests upon the shoulders of dozens of scientists, with the sole aim of providing experts, authorities and the population with the necessary information.

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