The need to implement the new health measures horizontally -use mask in all outdoor areas and traffic prohibition from 12:30 to 5:00 am – across the country, and not just in the “orange” and “red” areas, coronavirus, recommends your teacher Medication School University Athens, Harvard University School of Public Health and President of the Institute of Preventive, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Prolepsis, Athena Linou.
Commenting on the new measures announced last week to prevent a new widespread confinement, Ms. Linou, raised her concerns, recalling that we all need special attention and dedication, in terms of their implementation, as we move forward. Winter, things will be stressful.
“THE Introduction the measure of mask use in all of them external spaces is very useful and I appreciate that you will to discover coming soon, how effective it is, but it is applied only in areas with an increase in cases, that is, in orange and red, while I would like to see it all over the country. It is a fact that we all move, so we have to be very careful, because we can all carry the virus, a “orange“Area, in a”green“For example” emphasizes Ms. Linou.
And keeps going:
“We need to know the following about the pandemic: A health measure to be able to influence the development of the pandemic – and in this case to reduce the incidence – must be effective, viable and acceptable.
We have achieved many things in terms of effectiveness, but many of these measures are not viable and acceptable. ”
Why wearing a mask doesn’t convince
Because, however, most people are still not convinced about it use mask;
“It just came to our attention then mask, but also in terms of distances, which are often not feasible, for example, in Mass Media Transport, in schools and restaurants “, replies and adds:
“Neither the use of the mask nor the distances are convincing, since, in most cases, they are presented as a policing measure. We must all understand that our enemy is not the patient and the person who does not follow the measures, our enemy is the virus. We need to address all political parties, citizens and students in a pleading and non-authoritarian way ”.
Asked about the new findings, which want the 19- to 40-year-old group, once invulnerable, to be more affected now by the virus, Ms. Linou notes in a characteristic way:
“It is known internationally that ages 19-40 are also vulnerable, a finding that we saw in a random sample recently. This is the group that most gets sick and spreads the virus. This fact was valid even in the first wave of the pandemic, simply in our country these ages were asymptomatic and tests were only performed on those who had symptoms. “These ages need to change social behavior.”
Prescribe the tests
At the same time, Ms. Linou emphasizes that they must be done now More test and in fact for prescribed.
“It just came to our attention then. It is necessary, more than ever, that the State allocate the necessary resources for the prescription of the exams”.
And as the expert evaluates the next day meters;
“The measures we are taking are going reduce The cases but there are other forces that will increase cases in the near future, like winter and crowding“, Answers Ms. Linou.
And he adds:
“A serious problem for many employees who work part-time and not part-time is that they may not report to the employer for fear of losing money. The result of this condition is that they transmit the coronavirus to other people, with dramatic results. Many sometimes the same thing can happen with immigrants, at risk of deportation. Because a simple thermometer is not enough … And the fever comes several days after the disease ”.
In fact, when asked about the work environment, the teacher emphasizes that it is very important to work remotely, wear a mask constantly and maintain distances.
Pay attention to heating methods
Ms. Linou estimated, in fact, that Covid-19 cases will increase by Winter this is coming.
“It just came to our attention then be careful very yes we ventilate Good our houses, wear masks everywhere and also take care of them heating methods breathless. The big problem is its use air condition, like the wind recycled and it’s not freshShe said.
The professor also makes some recommendations for the coming months:
• Motivate for done for free test, increase transport routes and avoid overcrowding in schools.
• THE meters in particular, which can be obtained at schools, are the children, spend more time outdoors, increase the duration of breaks, increase the Christmas holidays and reduce those in the summer.
• In this way, we will be able to we manage significantly, the aggressive course of the virus.
• A widespread Catholic, second lock, notes that this is a political decision and not a medical one and before proceeding, we must assess whether we can raise it.