In regions where the fewest people have been vaccinated against COVID-10, it is really bad – warned the infectious diseases specialist from the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw, Dr. Agnieszka Szarowska. – There is already a shortage of places in the hospital, ambulances have to travel several hundred kilometers and transport the sick between hospitals to find a place for them that will be the only rescue in the event of respiratory failure
Dr. Agnieszka Szarowska said in radio Jedynka that in areas where vaccination against COVID-19 is low, it is “really bad”.
– The virus has found these areas, it is already multiplying there. There we know that the situation is very difficult. There is already a shortage of places in the hospital, ambulances have to travel several hundred kilometers and transport the sick between hospitals to find a place for them, which will be the only rescue in the event of respiratory failure – she said.
In Warsaw “stable but stable bad”
Szarowska noted that in Warsaw it is “stable, but stably bad” – the number of infections is constantly increasing, but no problems with admitting patients have been observed. – There is no such tragedy as we had with the third wave, yet. I am also speaking because we can see that this wave is only just rising, it is just starting to accelerate. The 100 percent increase in infections every day makes a little scary impression on us, the doctors working with COVID, she said.
The specialist predicts that there will be fewer hospitalizations in areas with higher vaccination rates. – COVID-19 will of course appear, these infections will appear, because the vaccine does not protect against infection, the vaccine protects against severe course and death – she added.
She explained that infected people who have been vaccinated have the disease like a common cold. – Muscle aches, pains in joints, sometimes low-grade fever, slight cough. Sometimes they require a medical consultation, but they certainly do not require hospitalization – she emphasized.
“Unvaccinated people, those who are completely immune to the virus, go through the infection hard, as we’ve seen in previous waves,” she added.
“This is the moment when you can make the right decision”
– We hope that those who have not been vaccinated yet, maybe during this fourth wave they will not wonder if it is worth it or not, but will simply report to the vaccination point, get vaccinated and there will be no next one, there will not be a fifth or the sixth wave – said Dr. Szarowska.
She stressed that it is never too late to vaccinate. – Anytime – today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow – this is the moment when you can make the right decision, go to the vaccination center and get vaccinated because we never know when we will encounter this virus and when it will cause us covid. The sooner we make these decisions, the sooner we get vaccinated – the better – said the doctor.
Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Poland
Until Sunday, 38,621,872 doses of various vaccines against COVID-19 were administered in Poland. The first dose was 20,113,535 vaccinations. 19,830,320 people are fully vaccinated – vaccinated with a single-dose preparation of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines.
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