Professor Krzysztof Pyrć, a virologist, talked about the course of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland. – We have too little vaccination to stop the spread of the disease. The level of vaccination is also insufficient in risk groups, he said. He added that “the costs” of inadequate preparation for the fourth wave “are borne every day by the number of deaths.”
The fourth wave of coronavirus infections is passing through Poland. The daily balances of infections already exceed 20,000, and there are fewer and fewer places in hospitals.
Thrust: we pay the costs every day in terms of the number of deaths
On Monday, the guest of “Rozmowy Piasecki” was professor Krzysztof Pyrć, a member Medical Council at the premiere, a virologist from the Małopolska Center of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University.
When asked if he thought the fourth wave development we are now seeing was predictable, he replied, “In my opinion, yes, I’ve talked about it many times since spring.”
– We have too little vaccination to stop the spread of the disease. The level of vaccination is also insufficient in risk groups, he explained.
In the context of the government’s actions to prevent the fourth wave, Grć said that “it is hard to talk about bitterness”, but “it is a pity, because the costs are incurred every day in the form of the number of deaths directly related to covid, as well as ‘excess’ deaths in unrecognized cases. which may result from limited access to health care “.
– We have vaccinations since the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, we did not use them a bit. Those countries that reacted early and introduced certain rules are now winning. The vaccination coverage has risen sharply, he added.
In his opinion, it would be “logical” to introduce restrictions for unvaccinated people. – People who are vaccinated become ill much less often and end up in hospitals. Vaccination also reduces the chance of being infected with this virus and its transmission, said Pyrć.
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