Kreplak: "In summer we could have a re-outbreak of coronavirus"

The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, predicted this Thursday that there could be some kind of coronavirus outbreak next summer, for which he recommended “continuing to use the mask” in closed spaces or with a high concentration of people, and maintained that there should be “a social debate” about restricting the movement of people not vaccinated against the virus.

“In the summer we could have some kind of outbreak but I do not think it will lead us to take restrictions, I do not want to say anything with certainty because in the pandemic things are changing,” said Kreplak who stressed that “there may be a wave (of infections) Especially since it starts to get very hot, there is air conditioning in closed places so you have to be very careful, keep wearing the mask and keep ventilation in closed places. “

Should the circulation of unvaccinated people be restricted?

In addition, the official considered that “it is a discussion that we must have” regarding the possibility of restricting the movement of unvaccinated people, as occurs in other countries.

“It is a discussion that we must give ourselves, not only health, but it must go through society in general and I would do it now to arrive prepared (before the possibility of another wave) and I think the discussion is whether or not to put yourself at risk to the others, “said the minister in a statement on Continental radio.

“You have to discuss it, you have to raise awareness, many people did not get vaccinated and not because they are against vaccines but because they are waiting and we do not want them to arrive too late (to inoculation) and then have to regret it,” he said.

In this sense, Kreplak commented that “in the world there are experiences where you cannot go to work, you cannot go to study, to the cinema, to the theater or to sports events if you are not vaccinated.”

“I have nothing to say about Argentina, I think it is a social debate that exceeds the scope of the Ministry of Health”, he asserted.

Tweet from Nicolás Kreplak

Then, when asked if the summer could have a re-outbreak of coronavirus, Kreplak commented that in the case of the province of Buenos Aires, it has been more or less six weeks that the cases have been going up and down, so he continues to “monitor the situation.”

“In the province we had about 350 cases per weekly average day and now we are at 460, that is, it rose a little, so we continue testing,” he said after which he pointed out that “the concern has to do with what we are observing in the northern hemisphere “where there was an increase in cases.

Pediatric vaccination

The minister once again expressed his concern that about 35% of children from 3 to 11 years old are not registered to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and asked to “sit down and reflect” on the importance of the population being immunized before the next one arrives. winter.

“We have registered 65% of the population between 3 and 11 years old; that is, there are 35% of boys who have not done it,” said Kreplak, who attributed this situation to the lack of information and the fear that some may have. parents before immunization, among other factors.

“Having 35 to 40% of children not vaccinated is really worrying”

In addition, he said that the Buenos Aires government will launch an “awareness campaign from here until the end of the year so that teachers have a pedagogical module on the importance of vaccines and that they talk about it in classes (so that) they can invite parents as well. to be trained in this regard. “

In this sense, he expressed that “there is a group that parents who may be afraid of the vaccine their children will receive, especially if the media speaks of complaints regarding the origin of the vaccines”, and remarked that “having 35-40% of unvaccinated children is really worrying. “

In addition, he said that the Buenos Aires government will launch an “awareness campaign from here until the end of the year so that teachers have a pedagogical module on the importance of vaccines and that they talk about it in classes (so that) they can invite parents as well. to be trained in this regard. “

In this sense, he expressed that “there is a group that parents who may be afraid of the vaccine their children will receive, especially if the media speaks of complaints regarding the origin of the vaccines”, and remarked that “having 35-40% of unvaccinated children is really worrying. “

Bianco: “There cannot be a discussion about a vaccine yes or no”

The head of advisers to the Government of the province of Buenos Aires, Carlos Bianco, stressed today that “minors must be vaccinated” against the coronavirus and that “there can be no discussion about a vaccine yes or no,” while warning the need to “move faster” with the non-inoculated population to avoid what happens in Europe “who are in the fourth and fifth wave.”

“We are concerned that a percentage, like a third of the children and adolescents in the province of Buenos Aires, are not vaccinated, we are working so that they not only sign up in the vaccination app but also to effectively advance in that vaccination”, said today the chief of advisers of the provincial government in declarations to FM La Patriada.

“There are countries that started again with the closure of activities, a situation that we do not want to experience again and the way to avoid that is to advance even faster and with the support of society in the vaccination process”

On Wednesday, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, warned that it is “really worrying” that about 35% of children from 3 to 11 years old are not registered to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and asked to “sit down and reflect” on the importance that the population is immunized before the arrival of the next winter.

“Much progress has been made, but since it is not mandatory, it requires the prior acceptance of the caretakers (of those minors) to be effective,” said Bianco.

He commented that Minister Kreplak “is working a lot in this regard” and pointed out that there were “some communicators and supposed experts on the subject who have been going around in the media trying to show that it is not a safe vaccine, when it is absolutely the opposite” .

“Today he looked at figures from Spain for all age levels, but also for those under 18, and said how much lower the possibility of death and contagion of vaccinated minors in relation to those who were not vaccinated,” he said.

In this context, he stressed: “The vaccine is safe, it has been approved. There can be no discussion about a vaccine, yes or no, minors must be vaccinated, all vaccines are safe.”

He asked in this regard, “to move faster to prevent what happens in other countries that are in the fourth, fifth wave with a record of cases, with fewer hospitalizations, but with a record of cases.”

“There are countries that started again with the closure of activities, a situation that we do not want to experience again and the way to avoid that is to move even faster and with the support of society in the vaccination process,” he added.

Source: Telam Agency

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