The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining momentum. Professor Andrzej Horban, chairman of the Medical Council at the Prime Minister of Poland, referred to the situation related to the coronavirus on TVN24. He emphasized that he saw the prospect of introducing local lockdowns. When asked when it would happen, he replied that “closer to two or three weeks in areas where there are a lot of unvaccinated people.”
Professor Andrzej Horban, chairman of the Medical Council to the Prime Minister, referred to the pandemic situation in Poland in Tuesday’s “Piasecki Conversation”. As he assessed, “sooner or later in those areas with many more cases of disease, decisive action will have to be taken, otherwise it is impossible”. The questioned respondent replied that “at this point (it will have to be – ed.) Even partial so-called lockdowns”.
– This is the greatest risk, if there is a large number of cases in a given area, it will become a huge problem with places in hospitals that are not only for people with covid, but also for others. And we will have what we observed in early spring – emphasized prof. Horban.
He added that he saw the prospect of introducing local lockdowns. When asked when it might happen, he replied that “closer to two or three weeks in areas where there are a lot of unvaccinated people.”
Professor Horban on as many infections as possible in November
Regarding the new wave of infection, he said he was “a moderate realist”. – We will probably have an accurate mapping of the wave that was observed last fall. The peak was mid-November, and it will probably be. Then it will start to fall a bit, but also attention, not to zero – he emphasized.
As he added, “probably in early spring, that is the second half of February, beginning of March, we will have growth again.” “This is enough to urge people to get vaccinations and face masks again,” he said.
Professor Horban in “Rozmowa Piaseckiego” enumerated how many new infections there may be daily in November. – On a national scale, there will be 10-20 thousand, the only problem is that this wave will be very large in areas where the percentage of vaccinated people is very small. This wave will be uneven, so the problem with beds (in hospitals) will soon be in the Podlaskie, Lubelskie and Podkarpackie provinces. We can already see it – said the TVN24 guest.
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