March 29, 2022
The Netherlands – SAS receives media coverage
From going to a total lockdown, to a semi-lockdown, then completely open and back to a mini lockdown – The Netherlands decided that as of 18 February, over a course of 2 weeks, all regulations would be lifted. This decision was supported by the fact that the number of hospitalized patients was remaining stable.
For us, “immune” compromised patients this could seem a little daunting and to give these patients a bit more security, a second booster has been recommended.
And then suddenly Stichting voor Afweer Stoornissen (SAS) was caught in the center of a media storm:
- How do we feel that everything will go “back to normal”?
- How do we feel about only having to wear a facemask when on a plane or using public transport?
- How do we feel about receiving a second booster?
To finalize the media storm, we ended February with Rare Disease Day! SAS had the opportunity to publicise two interviews in a well-read, national paper – Algemeen Dagblad, AD. Two of our members were willing to share a recap of their story of living with a PID and promoting SAS, blood donors and making the general public aware that not all people make antibodies against covid (or anything else for that matter!)