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Expert: ‘F0 in Ho Chi Minh City is likely to increase again if the quarantine ends’

Expert: 'F0 in Ho Chi Minh City is likely to increase again if the quarantine ends' 8

Expert: ‘F0 in Ho Chi Minh City is likely to increase again if the quarantine ends’

Analyzing the number of infected cases from August 1 to 10, fluctuating around 4,000 per day, doctor Phan Huu Phuoc (Faculty of Medicine, National University, Ho Chi Minh City) said this corresponds to an average infection coefficient of 2.

According to Dr. Phuoc, three conditions for the epidemic to peak are: the level of epidemiological intervention equal to or better than the current one, the speed of vaccination and the level of infection screening in the community.

Many experts around the world have warned that the Delta strain virus can penetrate the three shields of tracing, zoning, and quarantine.

Sharing the same opinion, Dr. Truong Huu Khanh – an epidemiologist, said that the number of cases in Ho Chi Minh City is flattening possibly due to social distancing, but `only an early vaccine can reduce the epidemic.`

Evaluating the separation measure as the only option for countries that do not have enough vaccine to create community immunity, to prevent the increase in infections, Dr. Phuoc said, world experts estimate that with the infectious strain

Doctors also raised the issue of `considering a rapid test kit at home` to make tracking infections in the community more effective.

Regarding this, Dr. Phuoc said that in countries where people quickly self-test, the benefits have shown to outweigh the harm.

Ho Chi Minh City is promoting Covid-19 vaccination for people.

People get vaccinated at the vaccination site in District 11, August 2.

Le Phuong

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