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3 reasons for the increase in cases in young people: mutation, active life, vaccination over 65 years old

Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Dean, Head of Public Health Department and Member of the Social Sciences Board Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmi İlhan, young evaluated the reasons for the increase in the proportion of the population in active cases.

Prof. Dr. Ilhan, said the increase of cases in Europe and Turkey. İlhan said, “Continuing circulation, collective coexistence of people. Coexistence can occur in homes and in social spaces. When people come together, cases inevitably increase. mutant virusConsidering that it is more than 75 percent with the expression of the looking brain, then it is possible to think that the contamination is much higher. It has a synergistic effect, so to speak. “Circulation is increasing and cases are increasing because there is a mutant virus,” he said.


Prof. Dr. Regarding the age distribution in the cases, İlhan said, “Is the age distribution of the cases changing here? corona virus It causes illness in young people. This should be interpreted well in order not to be mistaken. You know, 65 years old we vaccinated our elders. Currently, over 60 years of age vaccination continues. Since adults over the age of 65 are vaccinated, they have a mild illness even if they are infected. Yes, it looks more in young people, between the ages of 20 and 60. Why is the young population more sick? Since the age of 65 is vaccinated, the disease is less common in our citizens at that age. In addition, our citizens over the age of 65 are mostly at home. Beyond this, our citizens between the ages of 20 and 60 are more outside, more in circulation. They have a higher risk of getting infected. And when we add a third mutant virus to these, when we think that the circulation is more, the mutant virus has a synergistic effect on it. More people between the ages of 20 and 60 also develop the disease, “he said.


Prof. Dr. Ilhan, about whether the mutant virus is seen mostly in young people, “We all know that the more circulation there is in a place, the more virus transmission is, the more people come together in closed environments, the more virus transmission is. “We also know that they are together very much. When the infectiousness of the mutant virus is added to this, it is very natural that the transmission of mutant viruses is more in young people and the mutant virus is seen more in them,” he said.


Prof. Dr. İlhan reminded that the contagious feature of the mutant virus is high, “It is necessary to make approaches to reduce the contagion. It is transmitted in a shorter time. There is not much difference between wearing the mask two or one. The important thing is to wear the mask correctly. If the market he enters is very crowded, he can wear double masks. Besides, the summer is coming, it is necessary to ventilate the indoor areas, this is very important. This applies to both our homes and our workplaces as well as social areas. We can say that the mutant virus is transmitted in a shorter time, but it is not possible to say a clear figure, “he said.

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