Care and vaccination measures, the pillars against a new wave of coronavirus | Quirós and Kreplak did not rule out a regrowth

Expectations for the arrival of a new wave of covid-19 to the country, in view of the situation that Europe is going through With the resurgence of infections and a high number of deaths, they keep health teams and authorities on alert who must make decisions about possible new restrictions. For the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, “linear comparisons” should not be made with the old continent since the epidemiological context is different in each place. The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, however, did not rule out the possibility of a regrowth in the summer, so he called “Continue using the mask” and raised the possibility of discussing the circulation of unvaccinated people.

Faced with the possibility of a new wave reaching the country, Quirós warned that “linear comparisons cannot be made” with the health situation in Europe. “When the pandemic started, when there was no vaccination, there was a similar projection of what was happening in Europe and then in the American continent. Now it is no longer possible to move so linearly because the epidemiological scenarios have changed “stressed the official at the conference in the daily press release.

In this sense, Quirós recalled that in many European countries there is a lower vaccination rate of its population (in relation to Argentina), care was relaxed and the winter period is beginning.

In contrast, the level of immunization in Argentina is high with more than 66,750,025 doses applied and 28,946,436 people with the complete scheme. In the City of Buenos Aires, said the Buenos Aires minister, 80 percent of the population already has the two doses applied.

“In generic terms, the immune protection of the City of Buenos Aires is significant. 90 percent have antibodies present. It is a high projection. This prevents that in cases of infections and sick people we have less relevant clinical situations “, explained.

Sanitary measures

Regarding whether it will be necessary to take other measures to avoid a new regrowth, Quirós said that for now, new restrictions did not seem necessary, although called to maintain the measures of care.

The importance of continuing to use the chinstrap in closed places, was preponderated by the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, when asked about the possibility of a new wave of covid.

“In summer we could have some kind of regrowth but I do not think that it will lead us to take restrictions, I do not want to say anything with certainty because in the pandemic things are changing, “said the official, who stressed that” there may be a wave (of infections), especially because it begins to do a lot heat, there is air conditioning in closed places so you have to be very careful, keep wearing the mask and keep ventilation in closed places “.

Not vaccinated

For Kreplak, the discussion that society must give is about unvaccinated people. Whether or not to apply restrictions as in other countries for those who decided not to inoculate. “It is a discussion that we must give ourselves, not only health, but it must go through society in general and I would do it now to arrive prepared (before the possibility of another wave) and I think the discussion is whether or not to put yourself at risk to the others, “the minister said in a statement on Continental radio.

“You have to discuss it, you have to raise awareness, many people did not get vaccinated and not because they are against vaccines but because they are waiting and we do not want them to arrive too late (to inoculation) and then have to regret it,” he said.

In this sense, Kreplak commented that “in the world there are experiences where You can’t go to work, you can’t go to study, to the cinema, to the theater or to shows sports if you are not vaccinated. “

When asked if the summer could have a re-outbreak of coronavirus, Kreplak commented that in the case of the province of Buenos Aires, the cases have been going up and down for more or less six weeks, so he continues to “monitor the situation.” “In the province we had about 350 cases per week average day and now we are at 460, that is to say, it rose a little, so we continue testing, “he added, after which he pointed out that” the concern has to do with what we are observing in the northern hemisphere “where there was an increase in cases.

Pediatric vaccination

The minister again expressed his concern that about 35 percent of children ages 3 to 11 are not signed up for vaccination against the coronavirus and asked to “sit down and reflect” on the importance of the population being immunized before next winter arrives.

“We have written down 65 percent of the population between the ages of 3 and 11; in other words, there are 35 percent of boys who have not done it, “said Kreplak, who attributed this situation to the lack of information and the fear that some parents may have about immunization, among other factors.

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