The Covid-19 figures have not been good in recent days, and Emmanuel André has clearly been annoyed in a series of tweets. “Here, the epidemic is resuming after a series of public proclamations claiming that the measures were unnecessary. Will our testing & tracing system be able to cope with a sustained increase in the number of cases day after day for a long time? “, He first indicated. He refers in particular to a series of “White Cards” calling into question the measures taken by the government to fight against the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country, while the number of cases has been on the rise again since early September, at a level at least similar to what we experienced during the summer before the measures were tightened.
“When thousands of people and their families are quarantined every day, and our country will be colored red for weeks, will we have solved the problem of the psychological and economic impact of this crisis? “, Continued the virologist from KULeuven.
To a colleague from Le Soir who wondered about the “calm” of the authorities in the face of the current health situation, Emmanuel André replied in his own way: “We are still so worried, but we would not want to risk annoying …”
He also mentioned the police protection to which several virologists in the country are subject: “In a country where police protection is needed to protect those who speak out, we can understand that some are hesitant to speak out, right? », He indicates.
This acceleration in the increase in cases corresponds to the return from summer vacation, the start of the school year and the resumption of social contacts in companies, explained Yves Van Laethem and Steven Van Gucht, interfederal spokespersons for the fight against Covid-19 in the Crisis Center press point on Friday.