– We have to do everything, I’m talking about certain patterns of behavior, vaccination, and ensuring safety at school. This is a huge job to do and I hope this job will be enough to keep this stay in the school going for as long as possible and I hope it lasts for a whole year.
The health minister said he expects students to stay in schools for at least a month or two.
– I give a guarantee of at least a month or two. Given certain levels of immunization among children, which, contrary to what it seems, are very good for the post-holiday period, because nearly 30 percent of 12-15-year-olds have already been vaccinated – he said. The vaccination campaign will not be organized in schools until the third week of September. The teachers showed great responsibility, because the vaccination rate in this category is 80%. These are the parameters that are supposed to produce population immunity in a community. For this reason, schools are safe, but also because they are well stocked with equipment. I’m talking about thermometers, stations that make this possible, and disinfectants. We spent more than 100 million PLN on this – said Adam Nidzelsky.
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The fourth wave depends on interaction
When asked if going back to school could exacerbate the fourth wave of coronavirus, he replied that it depends on the number of interactions.
– This number of interactions, I’m not just talking about stays at school, but about the fact that we are taking children away, and that there will be more density in public transport, these are factors that help a lot in the transmission of the virus – said the Minister of Health. The more we deal with a mutation, the more contagious. This coefficient of infection is said to be three to six times greater. We are definitely dealing with a more contagious virus, but on the other hand we are way ahead of vaccination.
He recalled that vaccination only protects against infection by 98 percent. It is effective against the acute course of the disease.
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They were vaccinated without restrictions
He added that if restrictions are imposed, people vaccinated with them will not be covered. He stressed that vaccinators “should not bear the cost of being irresponsible to others.”
When asked if you’ll have to vaccinate when going to a restaurant or cinema in the fall, he wasn’t accurate. He only indicated that you “need a vaccination”. He added that they are being examined by regulators or restaurant owners.
– They will have the right to check passports or Covid certificates – confirmed Nidzelsky.
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