Dr. Paweł Grzesiowski, an expert of the Supreme Medical Council for the fight against COVID-19, talked about how the fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland could unfold in “Fakty po Faktach”. – We still have a lot of vulnerable people and this means that the next wave will have to be high – he assessed. He added that if among those infected with the coronavirus “there are many seriously ill people, we will again see images of the lines of ambulances outside hospitals.”
The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday 251 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. The ministry said that three people died on the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,887,485 infections have been confirmed in Poland, and 75,332 people have died due to COVID-19.
Coronavirus in Poland. Grzesiowski: the next wave will have to be high
Dr. Paweł Grzesiowski, an expert of the Supreme Medical Council for the fight against COVID-19, talked about how the epidemic situation in Poland could develop in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24.
– The virus takes advantage of situations in which it can spread. These situations are interpersonal interactions, they are closed rooms and these are people who do not have immunity – he enumerated. He assessed that “in Poland we still have a lot of vulnerable people and this means that the next wave will have to be high”.
In his opinion, if among those infected “there are many seriously ill people, we will again see images of queues of ambulances outside hospitals or many occupied beds in intensive care units and, unfortunately, many deaths.”
Doctor Grzesiowski on preparing schools for the upcoming school year
Doctor Paweł Grzesiowski pointed out that in the context of the pandemic, educational institutions are not prepared for the upcoming start of the school year. – One or two toilets per floor or rooms with thirty people each, where there is no way to keep the distance – he emphasized.
Noting that it is not possible to rebuild schools urgently, he stated that “if you cannot rebuild the substance, then you have to adapt people to it”. – Propose such a timetable so that children can go to schools, but replace them, so that these groups are not so numerous – suggested the expert of the Supreme Medical Council on COVID-19.
– It would be enough to use variable hours of classes, extend the school day or use hybrid teaching, i.e. some children go to school and some learn at home – said Dr. Grzesiowski. – And not all year round, but that they should change every 10-14 days. It can be done, but needs to be carefully planned. I have deja vu, because we talked about it exactly a year ago and we know how the 2020/2021 school year ended – he reminded.
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