Published on 8 December 2021 During a rather carefree summer, we could once again taste freedom: vaccinations went like clockwork, the Covid Safe Ticket was introduced - the name alone gave hope - and even the mouth masks disappeared from the streets. We could still expect an increase in infections in the autumn, but that would ... Read More
Report 36: On the threshold of entanglement: Attitudes towards additional measures and a vaccination card.
Published on 16 November 2021 With the number of infections and patients in intensive care rising rapidly, the GEMS, the government's advisory body, deemed it necessary to propose strictures. To allow the advisory committee to make evidence-based decisions, on 15 and 16 November we surveyed 2594 people (average age = 48.68 years; 69.3% highly educated; 72.6% vaccinated; ... Read More
Report 35: How risk-aware and motivated is the population still, and what is the role of the corona pass in this?
Published on 12 November 2021 During a quiet summer and after a successful vaccination campaign, the gates to freedom were opened with hope, but in the meantime a dampener of joy followed. Corona figures rose again in recent weeks. The abolition of compulsory mouth masks in public places and shops was reversed and other interventions were introduced (Covid Safe Ticket) or are being considered ... Read More
Report 34: Is there still motivational support for the measures in various regions?
Published on 9 September 2021 Last weekend, several Flemish politicians stated that the support base for the corona measures has completely evaporated. The public would no longer be prepared to follow the remaining health measures. Is this true? While the vaccination campaign is going well in Flanders and Wallonia, Brussels is lagging behind: the risk of infection and illness is higher there. What influence does the ... Read More
Report 30: Motivation for behavioural measures and vaccination readiness on the way to summer.
Published on 13 May 2021 We are in a crucial transitional phase in this pandemic. Although several relaxations have been announced and will be implemented in the coming weeks, the pressure on intensive care remains quite high, even if it has eased somewhat in recent weeks. It therefore remains of the utmost importance that we maintain the current measures ... Read More
Report 29: Does the prospect of easing up motivate people?
Published on 21 April 2021 On 14 April, the government announced the end of the Easter break and held out the prospect of a series of relaxations to the population. Some of these, such as the opening of schools and contact professions, were made unconditional, while other relaxations will depend on the evolution of the corona figures. What impact will the announcement of this ... Read More
Report 28: Vaccination: Preferences Crystallize!
Published on 6 April 2021 The month of March was extremely turbulent for Corona. The consultation committee of 5 March held out the prospect of more outdoor activities and the opening of the catering and cultural activities from the beginning of May. Due to the rapid increase in the number of infections and hospitalisations, the consultation committee withdrew the announced easing of the measures on 17 March.
Report 24: How can we reinforce motivation?
Published on 14 February 2021 In managing this crisis, there are many unpredictable factors, such as the mutations of the virus and the production and delivery of vaccines, which are difficult to control. Yet we - the government and citizens - have our fate in our own hands. After all, we have control over the key factor that makes the situation under ... Read More
Report 16: A closer look at some assumptions about behaviour and motivation
Published on 27 October 2020 `Minister-President Jan Jambon thought on Sunday 25 October that the Flemish house was not yet on fire and that extinguishing - i.e. stricter measures - was not yet necessary. He chose to coolly wait and see how the situation evolved on the basis of figures, only to intervene if necessary. One of ... Read More
Report 15: Even hard nuts can be cracked in a motivational way!
Published on 14 October 2020 Infection rates are skyrocketing and hospitals are once again under pressure. The new government team was therefore faced last week with the challenge of communicating a number of stricter measures to turn the tide as quickly as possible. This was not a foregone conclusion: this crisis has been going on for too long and we have ... Read More
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