The development of the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland was discussed in “Faktach po Faktach”, an infectious disease specialist, Dr. Ewelina Gowin, and an epidemiology specialist, Professor Marcin Czech. “Such is my sad observation from the last days, or from this fourth wave of the pandemic, that society could become more mature and responsible,” said the Czech. Gowin admitted that at the moment we are dealing with a very difficult epidemic situation.
The Ministry of Health announced 18,550 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection on Wednesday. The ministry also said that 269 people suffering from COVID-19 have died. Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraskaciting analyzes available to the ministry, he said that in about 10 days in the black scenario, we can expect 40,000 new infections a day.
Prof. Gowin: We are dealing with a very difficult situation
Ewelina Gowin, habilitated doctor of medical sciences, pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist from the observation and infectious ward at the Hospital of St. Józefa in Poznań and Professor Marcin Czech, habilitated doctor, specialist in epidemiology and president of the Polish Pharmacoeconomic Society.
As assessed by prof. Gowin, “at the moment we are dealing with a very difficult situation.” “This fourth wave is completely different from what we saw previously,” she pointed out.
She argued that “not only Covid, but also other illnesses are a problem.” – Therefore, everything should be done to limit the number of diseases, the number of infections, to make access to health care more common and easier for those who really need it – she pointed out.
Prof. Czech Republic: we pay with human life
According to prof. Czecha, “the saddest thing is that we pay with human lives, and we have masks available, as well as the possibility of keeping distance, as well as preventive vaccinations.”
He also pointed out that vaccination against COVID-19 “costs nothing but a little organization.” – Such is my sad observation from the last days, or from the fourth wave of the pandemic, that the society could become more mature and more responsible in this regard – admitted the TVN24 guest.
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