Infectious disease specialist talks about the danger of the “Delta” variant: School starts in September, children are not a source of infection – Latest News
Kosovo is endangered by the “Delta” variant, as the trend of vaccination is not high, said in an interview with Ekonomia Online, Infectologist Ilir Tolaj.
“I think that Kosovo is in a more enviable situation due to the previous spread of the virus, ie an extremely percentage of the population have passed with or without symptoms and now vaccination which is being done despite being a little awkward in its aspect will to be positive even with the defense against this variant ”.
He said 60% of vaccinated persons should be reached.
Further, Tolaj said that vaccination is the only protection against the “Delta” variant and other variants that may arise in the future.
“If this trend accelerates by the end of the year, it is possible to reach this percentage. It would be much better for the highest percentage to be achieved even earlier. This period of calm in relation to the epidemiological situation with Covid should be used to vaccinate as many people as possible, as it is seen from the data from other countries that those who are infected with the Delta variant over 90% are unvaccinated and they who have not passed the infection, those who are being hospitalized over 90% are unvaccinated and those who are dying over 90% are those who have not been vaccinated and who have not passed the infection. “Vaccination is therefore the only protection against the Delta variant and other variants that may arise in the meantime.”
According to him, learning should continue because children are not attacked by the virus.
“The lesson must be held anyway. “Children are not a source of infection and are also not the main problem of transmission of the infection among the unvaccinated population and those who have not passed it,” said Tolaj.