‘Make the reminder dose before autumn’

Coronavirus Scientific Committee Member Assoc. Dr. Afşin Emre Lostmaz made evaluations about the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Noting that the weekly number of cases is 406 thousand 322 in the data of the Ministry of Health from 25 July to 1 August, Kaymazmaz said, “The number of daily cases has exceeded 50 thousand. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in the number of citizens who died due to COVID-19.” used the phrase.

Stressing that the social mobility experienced especially during the Eid al-Adha affected the increase in the number of cases, Kaymazmaz suggested the use of masks in crowded and closed environments such as public transportation vehicles, elevators, and health institutions to prevent the spread of the disease.

Pointing out that the most important protection against COVID-19 is the vaccine, Kaymazmaz said, “We have three vaccine options, one of which is TURKOVAC, which was developed in our country. We recommend that people whose reminder dose is due or who have never been vaccinated should definitely be vaccinated. Especially individuals over 50 years of age, immune system Reminder dose vaccines should not be neglected in people with heart, lung disease or cancer treatment. he said.

“An average of 40 people die daily due to COVID-19”

Assoc. Dr. Kaymazmaz emphasized the importance of having a PCR test and isolating themselves, noting that most of the people who died due to COVID-19 were older and had additional diseases.

Expressing that some symptoms can be very wearisome for people who survive the disease, especially for 2-3 days, Kaymazmaz said, “According to the latest data, an average of 40 people die due to COVID-19 per day. We should not forget that we can prevent this disease with vaccines and prevent it with measures. Individual measures are only It is very important in terms of protecting not only ourselves but also our relatives in the risk group.” made its assessment.

Noting that the Pandemic Boards in the hospitals can increase or decrease the number of beds reserved for COVID-19 according to the need, Kaymazmaz said that there was a slight decrease in the outpatient clinic applications of Ankara City Hospital due to COVID-19 this week compared to the previous week.

Reminding that the number of cases is fluctuating during the epidemic, Scientific Committee Member Kaymazmaz said, “The spread of COVID-19 may increase, especially in the autumn-winter months when schools will open and more time will be spent indoors. Therefore, it is of great benefit to have the reminder dose vaccines before this season. there is.” he said.

Drawing attention to the long-term effects of COVID-19, Kaymazmaz said, “Even though people who have the disease can return to social life after 7 days without being tested, there is a risk that the spread of the virus will continue for 14 days. Therefore, even if people return to their daily life and work, it is a must to protect the people around them. He should take care to wear a mask for a while.” said.

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