We can say that we are starting to enter the fourth stage of the COVID-19 pandemic – said Leszek Borkowski, PhD in pharmaceuticals, in “Get up and you know” on TVN24. He added that “the fourth wave could be dangerous for people who have not been fully vaccinated.”
Deputy health minister Waldemar Kraska informed on Tuesday on Polish Radio that There will be over 400 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. This is an increase of over 42 percent compared to the previous week.
Doctor of pharmaceutical sciences Leszek Borkowski from the Wolski Hospital, former president of the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products, was asked on TVN24 whether his facility is already seeing the beginning of the fourth wave of the pandemic. He replied that not quite yet, but stressed that “we must look at it not individually, but globally”.
– Looking globally and looking at what happened a year ago on September 7, we can say that we are starting to enter the fourth phase – he assessed. – How big she will be, we don’t know. We would be very happy if it wasn’t as powerful as the third wave – he added.
Half of the population is fully vaccinated, he said, which means “very little”. – If we look at people who are already sick, not only in Poland, but also in other European countries, it is 98.5 percent of unvaccinated people. It can already be concluded that the fourth wave may be dangerous for people who have not been fully vaccinated, said Borkowski.
When asked how he persuaded people who were not convinced to vaccinate, he said that there are many patents.
– I apply different patents to different people. One of the patents is that I say hello, cannon fodder. Of course, it does not apply to delicate and sensitive people – said the TVN24 guest.
– At the beginning there is a smile, but after a while, during further conversations, these people lose their smile on their face, their face stiffens and the process of reflecting begins (…) unvaccinated people – he added.
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