The scholars are calling on the government to begin implementing the measures suggested by the experts without delay, with clearly defined deadlines and methodological guidelines. As a spokesperson for Science Help, Richard Kolar said more than a week has passed non-stop after Prime Minister Igor Matovic’s four-day discussion with experts.
So far, the government has responded to only a fraction of the proposals and has not informed the public of most of the actions. This was despite the fact that the proposed steps will only improve the situation after some time.
The initiative representatives are not prepared to be the object of an attempt to transfer responsibility for the current crisis. “The Department of Epidemiology has already filed for bankruptcy in the preparatory phase for 2020. Despite little direct influence on government decisions, we try repeatedly to make suggestions and draw attention to shortcomings. We are doing all this with the sole aim of improving the situation,” they said.
They say that the earlier effective measures are taken, the greater the chances that the situation in hospitals will improve sooner. Comprehensive testing in its current form is not a viable solution. On the contrary, it increases mobility, burnout, and burnout for residents, healthcare workers and local governments.
“Central European countries that are being tested en masse are among those that have failed to control the situation at this point in the epidemic. Therefore, we need to change our strategy and turn our attention to testing at contact points,” they said.
They added that they support frequent self-exams at home, school, and at work. This is because the test does not directly alleviate the epidemic situation, as it must be supplemented with establishing effective communication, identifying points of contact, and economic and logistical measures.
It has also been highlighted that an antigen-based negative test result does not at all mean that the person being tested is not contagious. Scientists say that very few polymerase chain reaction tests are being conducted in Slovakia compared to countries with more success managing the epidemic.
They also indicated that Sputnik vaccine manufacturers have sent the vaccine to the European Medicines Agency, which, in addition to technology and efficacy, is studying the impact on health, production quality guarantees, and thus the general safety of the vaccine. . They said: “The more vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, the safer and more effective vaccines available to the country’s population.”
I add that it is advisable to leave the choice of the most suitable vaccine to the professionals. However, it is important for people to vaccinate themselves as quickly as possible and to think about who they are dealing with and how they are dealing with it, because close contact without a face mask is very dangerous in this situation. They advise that if we have to meet someone, we should do it outdoors, in nature, where the risk of injury is much less.
(NZS / Felvidék.ma / Webnoviny.sk)