Experts propose solutions to cope when the pandemic lasts longer

Experts propose solutions to cope when the pandemic lasts longer 9

Experts propose solutions to cope when the pandemic lasts longer

Speaking at a meeting on the afternoon of September 1 with more than 70 scientists in the medical field, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said the blockade cannot be used forever, because the difficulties for the people and the economy are very great.

According to him, the epidemic must be repelled and defeated by a combination of solutions… Many countries have changed their strategies, determined the perspective of `living together`, adapting to the epidemic.

In Da Nang, City Party Secretary Nguyen Van Quang also said that city leaders have considered the scenario of `living with the epidemic`;

Agreeing with the above policies, Associate Professor Nguyen Huy Nga, former Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine (Ministry of Health), commented that the epidemic is increasingly difficult to predict because it has spread in many places and broken out in many areas.

`The current situation has changed, it must be determined that it is very difficult to trace and completely isolate all F0 in the community like before, or in other words, it is very difficult to bring the epidemic to ‘zero’.

Professor Nguyen Van Tuan, University of New South Wales (Australia), analyzed the current epidemic outbreak occurring all over the world, not just Vietnam.

`In many places around the world, epidemics broke out in areas with high population density. This is consistent with the situation in Ho Chi Minh City and industrial parks in Binh Duong and Long An,` Professor Tuan analyzed.

Both experts said that when determining that the pandemic will continue for a long time, Vietnam needs to have an appropriate response strategy.

Associate Professor Nguyen Huy Nga further explained that living with nCoV does not mean lax in fighting the epidemic.

Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga, former Director of Preventive Medicine Department.

The first strategy, according to Associate Professor Nguyen Huy Nga, is to soon allow quarantine of F1 and F0 with mild symptoms at home nationwide, instead of only applying in some localities as currently.

Next, this expert believes that blockade should only be the last measure in fighting the epidemic.

`The leadership’s courage is to effectively fight the epidemic but also ensure production and circulation of goods. If localities do not soon determine the spirit of living with nCoV and still apply rigid measures for a long time,

National Assembly delegate Nguyen Anh Tri, former Director of the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, also said that to fight the epidemic in the long term, it is important to build flexible scenarios, suitable for each area and time.

Experts propose solutions to cope when the pandemic lasts longer

Professor Nguyen Anh Tri.

Redesigning the social organization model, changing habits to adapt to the `new normal` life, is the proposal of Professor Nguyen Van Tuan.

Mr. Tuan suggested the need to redesign public passenger transport vehicles.

For every citizen, Mr. Tuan believes that things like washing hands before and after preparing food, going to the toilet, examining patients… must become a regular habit.

Working remotely will also be an important solution and trend in the future.

Experts propose solutions to cope when the pandemic lasts longer

Professor Nguyen Van Tuan.

Promoting the vaccine strategy to soon achieve community immunity is also an important solution to living with nCoV.

Associate Professor Nguyen Huy Nga suggested that while there is not enough vaccine to cover the entire population, priority should be given to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

However, he advised that when Vietnam has vaccinated enough for 70% of the population, achieving herd immunity, everyone still needs to comply with 5K.

At the same time, authorities need to soon research regulations on applying vaccination certificates to life, such as traveling, using public services…

In the long term, Professor Nguyen Van Tuan suggested that the Government prioritize improving the disease surveillance system.

The state needs to invest in public health.

Investing in scientific research and vaccines is a long-term strategy.

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