29 December 2020: Belgium is considering an alternative strategy to accelerate the vaccination process.
29 December 2020: Update on The Corona Pandemic – The corona statistics for Belgium keep improving. For the week ending on 25 December 1843 new infections on average per day were reported, that is a drop of 27%. Other good news was that yesterday the first Belgians were vaccinated. Despite Belgium not officially launching vaccinations until 5 January approximately 300 residents and staff members of three nursing homes were inoculated to trial the launch of the vaccination campaign. Also, after criticism emerged about the slow vaccination process discussions surfaced that our country is considering going for just one dose with a second one only being delivered about six months later, instead of a couple of weeks. This approach would have two major benefits: the first one is that a larger part of the population can have the vaccine in a shorter period of time. This means that the whole of the Belgian population could be vaccinated before summer. Second, herd immunity would grow at a much faster rate and the coronavirus would have less chance to spread further and to mutate, reducing the risk of a new and potentially more dangerous or more contagious version. Experts are now investigating what the medical consequences could be of this alternative strategy. Whilst I’m wondering what the outcome of this interesting debate will be, I’m continuing to capture Ghent during this unprecedented holiday season. On display is the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen) one Ghent’s most renown landmarks – Ghent, Belgium.
WELCOME TO MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG AND PORTFOLIO. MY GOAL IS TO DOCUMENT THE WORLD AROUND ME, FROM THE SMALL DETAILS OF EVERYDAY LIFE TO THE GRAND LANDSCAPES THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY. WHETHER I'M AT HOME OR TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, I AM ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS TO PHOTOGRAPH. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A VISUAL DIARY OF MY EXPERIENCES AND A WAY TO SHARE THE WORLD AS I SEE IT WITH OTHERS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY EXPLORING MY COLLECTION AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD THROUGH MY LENS.
Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William, Nicholas and Mateo.