Take part in this monthly questionnaire on 24 August (10:00 - 22:00) to help the experts with research and policy advice. Sharing is caring.
There is an urgent need to know how the population is coping with the crisis, not least in order to be able to predict the further evolution of the epidemic, to help the hospitals assess what is going to happen, and to monitor the well-being of the population. This is especially important now that the measures have been relaxed.
We will send out our questionnaire every month from now on.
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the big corona study, helping to guide policy and providing insights into how this lockdown has been experienced.
At midnight on Friday 13 March 2020, a number of drastic measures were launched to counter the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. In March and April, the measures were tightened up even further. Throughout May they were gradually relaxed, and the lockdown was eased on 8 June.
The impact of the measures will only be visible in the hospitalisation rates 10 to 14 days after they were launched. This is due to the incubation period and how COVID19 progresses. In order to be able to respond to evolutions quickly, experts need indicative population data.
Social scientists from the University of Antwerp will be helping medical experts to process the answers. This citizen science project is also running thanks to the assistance of colleagues from KU Leuven and Hasselt University.