We should be prepared for the fact that the epidemiological regime will accompany us in the near future – said Dr. Aneta Afelt from the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling of the University of Warsaw in “Faktach po Faktach”. She admitted that this “nearest time” is very difficult to define. However, she estimated that it will be three to five years. – This is the period in which, as we suspect, we will come into contact with the virus, the researcher explained .
On Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, announced that it was in force epidemic restrictions will be extended until April 18. He assessed that “we have a very difficult situation in hospitals all the time” and that the data on new infections from recent days were “too weak a signal to be treated optimistically”.
“We should be prepared for the fact that this epidemiological regime will accompany us in the near future”
Dr. Aneta Afelt from the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling at the University of Warsaw assessed in “Faktach po Faktach” on TVN24 that “it will not be so easy to return to the reality we were used to from before March 2020”.
According to her, “we must get used to the fact” that this situation will continue, for some time, three to five years. “Until we know the full situation, our response to variants, our immune response to vaccines, how long immunity lasts, how this virus tries to circumvent all our methods of preventing it from spreading,” and until we do. decently prepared scientifically, strategically “.
When asked if this meant, in her opinion, that we would live in an epidemiological regime for the next 3-5 years, Dr. Afelt replied that “we should certainly be prepared for the fact that this epidemiological regime will accompany us in the near future.” “It is very difficult to define the nearest future,” she admitted.
– But why am I talking about 3-5 years? This is the period in which, as we suspect, we will come into contact with the virus, almost all of us, and we will be able to say that we know the population’s reaction to infection, the expert explained.
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