When Lithuanians reach another COVID-19 record, Čaplinskas warns: “Passport holders of opportunities have too much freedom”
Already on the second day, all store visitors, even those with passport options, must wear face and nose protective face masks.
“It’s who I vaccinated if I needed a mask. Why? Nonsense ”; “On the positive side, this is probably necessary, because the numbers of patients are gaining momentum, they probably need to be blocked somehow, we support the Šimonytė Government.” It’s good for us when it’s here about those antivirals, here’s another question, ”“ Strangely, so if there’s a passport to opportunities, you want to not put on a mask. because then it seems that the passport of possibilities is unnecessary “, – this is the mood in which Vilnius residents appreciated the limitations of the news.
The government returned the mandatory wearing of masks in closed spaces due to deteriorating morbidity rates. Lithuania has reached another autumn wave record, more than 2,000 new cases of infection were detected in laboratories yesterday, and another 21 people died from COVID-19.
“Opportunity passport holders look too free”
In hospitals from 1721. COVID-19 harmful skirt beds occupied 1214. Not all experts examining the epidemiological situation agree that mask-wearing, teleworking rules, and restrictions on the possible passport-free population currently apply to the entire population.
Saulius Čaplinskas, the former director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and AIDS, has assured: passport holders want it too freely.
“It simply came to our notice then. If I have that QR code, I can no longer protect it, I am no longer at risk of infection. Although at the time it was announced, it was clear that people who are ill and infected are also exposed to an infectious dose of a delta strain of the virus, and can also become infected, start to develop, and be infected. They can transmit the virus to another person. Only for a much shorter time, “he commented.
In COVID-19 wards, approximately 9 out of 10 are generally unvaccinated. Only one in ten enters the hospital with immunity. So far, the Department of Statistics does not estimate how many of the daily new cases are recorded in vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, but scientists estimate that about 30 percent of all concerns are currently vaccinated, so out of 2,066 people diagnosed yesterday, about 600 should be vaccinated. COVID-19 form and can spread the virus.
According to Čaplinskas, the passport of opportunities loses its meaning in one situation, but in others it remains very necessary.
“Passport of opportunity, as such, when going to the supermarket, you have no applications. And in the beginning it didn’t have, it even had an open advertising effect, when smaller supermarkets, where no passport was required, where they wanted to increase the concentration of people, had to spend ten risks, but for example, if we talk about a gym, it would make sense to go there. people who have immunity. If we are talking about a nightclub, then why they could not function, would function functionally, but unequivocally ten entrances should only have the possibility of passports, ”say specialists in infectious diseases.
He also urges vaccinated residents to wear masks: “The virus spreads through the air this needs to be done to make it a barrier so that we don’t inhale it, or inhale it as little as possible. A medical mask or respirator is best. “
Janankon: The vaccine also spreads the virus
Rimas Jankūnas, Head of the Institute of Health Law (STI), also has comments on pandemic management. Rimas Jankūnas
“The vaccine also spreads the virus. The Passport of Opportunity has not changed anything, we see that the cases of concern have neither increased nor decreased. Masks can be used, can give some limited benefits when worn by equipment. It is very unlikely that anything has changed since then, ”said the head of the STI.
True, the government does not seem to change its strategy in the coming days without promising, the government does not intend to accept the limits for the entire population and hopes that the calculation of COVID-19 in hospitals will not reach the critical limit.
“Yes, quarantine, it has reduced the number of cases, but it would again be at the expense of all Lithuanian people having their activities, their economy, the cost of their mental health included in those unvaccinated behaviors, this behavior is not good. Good behavior and those who got vaccinated, “said Minister of Health Arūnas Dulkys.
“Both the passport and the masks are part of the toolkit. We have no epidemics associated with one miracle cure. There is no way that there is one magic tool, it works and then you can give up others. We can give up all the measures we can when people get vaccinated and that’s it. Dying and hospitals occupy and medics bother, people who are unvaccinated, why do unvaccinated people need to take advantage of privileges? “-Comment data analyst Vaidotas Zemlys-Balevičius.
To date, at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to 7 of the population aged 10, 12 and older.