Argentina is going through one of the moments of greatest “relief” for the coronavirus. With a high percentage of the population vaccinated, the country continues with consecutive weeks of decline in cases, an achievement that it shares with Portugal. In this sense, the Argentine molecular biologist residing in the United States, Ernesto Resnik, said that the pandemic as we know it, is ending in Argentina.
In dialogue with Télam Radio, Resnik said that “the Argentine post-pandemic,” if we can call it that, “is coming.” The biologist stated that «there is no doubt that we are in a moment of relief and we are in a final moment of the pandemic as we know it », and related to that moment with the situation that the country experienced of great infections and waves of deaths.
«With the current protection in vaccinated countries, such as Argentina, this stage for me was left behind“Resnik said, adding that” what is coming is endemic disease. This means that the virus will continue to exist at low levels of circulation, and that “every so often we will see a friend infected”, although the severity will be really less.
The subject of the third dose
«It is very possible that many people are getting it and do not even know it. To ensure that this remains the case, those who have not yet been vaccinated must be vaccinated.«, Resnik expanded. Later, he commented that the vaccination has been “intense and excellent”, so “a third dose does not appear to be necessary if the contagion numbers are so low. He stated that «there is enough immunity«, But that« this does not mean that over time the virus does not go down and rise. There it would be a possibility to give a third or fourth dose ”, but he repeated that today that situation does not seem to be necessary.
35 deaths in the last 24 hours
The Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed that this Wednesday 1,314 infections of Coronavirus were registered in Argentina. Since the start of the pandemic, 5,268,653 positive cases have been reported. Of this total, 5,135,343 people were “discharged”, while 17,728 people are “active”. The health authority detailed that in the last hours 35 deaths were registered. Since the beginning of the Covid, almost 115,000 fatalities have already been lamented.