Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Child Health and Diseases Faculty Member and Coronavirus Scientific Committee Member Prof. Dr. Ateş Kara answered the questions of parents in the program titled ‘Mental and physical health of children during the global epidemic’ organized online by the Ministry of National Education.
Prof. Dr. Kara, corona virus On the question about the increase in transmission rate in children in the epidemic, there is an increase in the transmission rate; but childHe also said that there was no increase in s. Kara said, “The rate of our children being affected by this disease is very low. The probability of this disease to cause problems in our children is very low; but when our numbers in the society grow too big, we start to encounter children who are sick, whether we want to or not. “By setting our rules, we keep our children going to school and keep our schools open as much as possible.”
“WE HAVE CHILDREN WE LOSE”
Prof. Dr. Stating that the transmission of the virus to children has been home-based, Kara said, “If we do not send that child to school and test it and the result is negative, we will significantly reduce the possibility of transition to schools. we ensure success. virusThere is no painting that scares us terribly by taking three of them; but we have children who are affected, we have children that we lost; but our numbers are very, fortunately, very few. We have to do our best to protect our children; But in order to keep the school open, we need to act together and be together as a society. We need to take extra care of our children, “he said.
“WE STARTED TO START VACCINATION IN CHILDREN”
Prof. Dr. Kara, on the issue of whether children will be vaccinated or not, “VaccineWe want them to be very safe. When we say ‘very safe’, we think that even if millions of doses are applied, there should be no unwanted side effects, even if there may be, there are few side effects. We used adults in the learning step in this process. We saw that everything is going well with them, there is no problem, from now on we have come to the applicable side in children. In some studies around the world, we have seen it over the age of 12. We are now starting to see data between the ages of 6 months and 12 years. In our country, we also have evaluations and studies for this. As such, we will move towards the side of starting vaccination in children, “he said.
“ZERO RISK WITH VENTILATION AND MASK”
Prof. Dr. Kara, regarding the issue of removing the masks in school and classrooms, “If you are staying in a closed area for 4-5 minutes and you can keep the distance between you, we do not have a big problem. If the time is a little longer, the risk starts if it comes to 10 minutes. When we say plus mask, we come to zero risk. “Being masked, being rotating, restricting the numbers, these are great advantages,” he said.
“2-3 DAYS BEFORE COMMON CONTAMINATION BEGINS”
Stating that the highest contagiousness starts when complaints begin in many diseases, Kara said, “In this virus we call SARS-CoV-2 and this disease we call Covid, very serious contagion begins 2 to 3 days before the complaints start. Maybe you may be carrying the virus around; but You will notice after 2 days or you may not notice it at all.Therefore, let’s wear a mask if there is anyone close to you, even in the open air. If the person carrying the virus wears the mask, the efficiency is 75 percent. If both that person and the other person wear the mask, the activities are almost 98-99 percent. Especially if the person pays attention to the distance, the risk decreases to zero. let’s say “he said.
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