Belgium in Brief: Has Brussels Plateaued?

Belgium in Brief: Has Brussels Plateaued?

The hope that expanding the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will prompt Brussels' unvaccinated to get the vaccine might not be so simple, according to Inge Neven, the head of the region's Health Inspectorate.

That's an interesting point. By now, the majority of us have already had our vaccine, or have at least had the opportunity to get it. Will extending the need for the pass to bars, restaurants and gyms change the minds of those yet to have it?

There's every chance you actually know someone who's not getting it, or at least holding out for now. Will not being allowed to go to places actually change that?

Neven says it's unlikely (read more from Lauren Walker here).

But to put this into a bit more context, the latest update has shown that the Brussels-Capital Region is one of Europe's last dark red zones.

Currently, Brussels, Venice and Slovenia are the only dark red zones on the ECDC map, meaning that more than 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants were detected over the past two weeks.

There's data, opportunity, and even a potential motivation. But this all has yet to bring a flurry of new vaccinations.

So could it be that vaccination figures in Brussels are reaching a plateau?

Let @johnstonjules know (or email me

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