The most authoritative names of the World Health Organization in Europe and Turkey have issued a special message for Turkey on the occasion of the holiday.
WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge and WHO Turkey Representative Dr. In the statement, which was reported to be jointly written by Batyr Berdyklychev, it was stated that the difficult pandemic was a difficult period for everyone as well as the mental health of the society, and it should be considered very natural for everyone to want to relax.
The statement said: “But we experienced the same times last summer. When restrictions were loosened very quickly in some European countries, we observed a sad rise in case increases and deaths across the European Region, forcing us to quarantine again. Now, our healthcare systems, our schools, our livelihoods, After more than a year of pressure on our economies, our physical and mental health, we cannot afford to make the same mistake.”
ATTENTION ATTENDED TO VARIANTS WITH HIGH INSECTABILITY
In the statement, which pointed out that although vaccination continues rapidly in the European Region, a large part of the population is still unvaccinated, it was also reminded that highly contagious variants are in circulation.
“At the same time, we are seeing a relaxation in public health and social measures leading to an increase in COVID-19 cases; especially among the most vulnerable groups where vaccination rates are not high, these low numbers are leading to increased hospitalizations, additional burden on health systems and loss of life,” the statement continued. why is this happening.
This year, while we want all of us to make the most of summer, we urge everyone to be vigilant to make the summer safer for everyone, to prevent more people from getting sick and dying unnecessarily, and to end this epidemic sooner.”
23.9 PERCENT OF EUROPE IS FULLY VACCINED
Emphasizing that the positive effects of vaccines are already observed in societies, Dr. Kluge and Dr. Berdyklychev’s joint statements drew attention to the following sentences:
“There is no doubt that vaccines will have an even greater impact to reduce hospitalizations, deaths and pressure on health systems. Yet millions more doses are needed to reach those at highest risk, many of whom are still waiting for their first dose.
Healthcare professionals, the elderly and people with underlying risk factors must be given greater access to vaccines if we are to see a continued decline in hospitalizations and deaths. Currently, 37 percent of the population in the European Region receive a single dose, while 23.9 percent are fully vaccinated. Even in countries with clear data and high vaccine coverage, the pandemic is not over. Unfortunately, vaccine inequality across the region remains one of our biggest challenges.”
“ALL VACCINES ON WHO’S EMERGENCY USE LIST ARE EFFECTIVE”
In the statement, which also drew attention to the more contagious Delta variant, it was stated that the Delta variant caused an increase in cases and hospitalizations in the European Region, and the following statements were included:
“Therefore, it is vital to use the tools at our disposal to prevent transmission and save lives, adapt public health and social measures to local dynamics, and ensure equitable, prompt vaccination. All vaccines on the WHO Emergency Use List, including circulating variants, contain Covid-19 It is safe and effective in preventing heavier passing of the .
We see that there is a very successful vaccination campaign in Turkey. However, the need to emphasize once again the importance of vaccination and compliance with protective measures cannot be denied due to the holiday and summer holidays.
“WHEN THE EPIDEMIC WILL END DEPENDS ON US”
The statement continued:
“We are often asked when this epidemic will end. The shortest answer to this question is that the time for the end of the epidemic is entirely up to us. The end of the pandemic is the fact that it is in the hands of individuals and governments. We know what works; we have proof. There is hope. There is hope.”
It is very important to protect yourself and those around you, to control this epidemic and finally to end the pandemic. We went through a long struggle and endured all the hardships. We can’t lower our defense now.”
THEY HAVE GIVEN THE FORMULA FOR A SAFER SUMMER AND HOLIDAY
Dr. Kluge and Dr. Berdyklychev summarized the formula for a safe summer with the following items:
First of all, let’s get our vaccinations done.
-Second, if we want to travel, let’s consider whether it is necessary. If we have decided to travel, let’s do it as safely as possible for ourselves and those around us.
– Traveling safely means assessing our risks of exposure to COVID-19 from the moment we leave home until we reach our destination. Everyone should be their own Covid-19 risk manager, assess health risks and consider protective measures such as physical distancing, crowd avoidance and wearing masks at every step.
AVOID THREE K’s
-Avoid the three K’s: Closed, Restricted and crowded environments. Taking care to gather with people, preferably outdoors, outdoors, or in well-ventilated environments helps protect us all and reduces the chance of transmission.
It is very important for the health of all of us that we take a break from the big sports tournaments, festivals and events that attract crowds, instead of allowing the virus to become super-spreading by increasing public health and social measures.
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