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The Health Minister wishes to improve primary care in Belgium

Belgium’s healthcare system is in disarray, exacerbated by the pandemic, with issues ranging from a doctor shortage to patient barriers. Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke wishes to change that by restructuring the sector. In a proposal published on Saturday, Vandenbroucke writes that he got “many signals of concern” in recent...

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Belgians spend 63 years in good health

According to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency, Belgian men lived in good health for 63.6 years in 2020, while women lived for 64 years. Eurostat calculated “healthy life years” since birth or the number of years a person in the EU’s 27 member countries is expected to live in...

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“The COVID-19 pandemic’s school closures and long periods of distance learning have resulted in learning delays of up to 21 weeks among Belgian pupils,” according to a recent report based on an analysis.

Several studies have found that COVID-19 has increased student inequality and contributed to a further decline in education in Belgium, despite the fact that education was already declining prior to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Arnaud Joskin, the study’s author and a Federal Planning Bureau expert, stated, “Based on figures at the...

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Vandenbroucke believes there is a “very good chance” of another mass vaccination campaign after the summer.

According to Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgium will organise another large-scale Covid-19 vaccination campaign after the summer. With only 76 Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care and fewer than 900 Covid-19 patients in hospitals, Vandenbroucke said on Flemish television on Thursday evening that Belgium can be “relatively confident” of a...

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The severity of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage was investigated in COVID-19 patients hospitalised in Belgium

The interplay of host attributes, viral traits, and environmental factors influences COVID-19 pathogenesis. In hospitalized Belgian patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7, we compare the severity of COVID-19 disease with people infected with previous variations. By merging surveillance registries in Belgium, a causal approach was applied to evaluate the intensity...

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There are fewer than 900 Covid-19 patients in Belgium

The Belga News Agency reports that 883 people have tested positive for Covid-19, with 76 in critical condition. According to the most recent Sciensano Public Health Institute data, an average of 1,310 new Covid-19 infections were diagnosed every day between May 24 and May 30, representing a 36% decrease from...

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