The medical adviser to the Government, Luis Camera, said a peak of hospitalizations will be registered until the second week of February, even if “The rise in cases has already broken”.
“We are worried, in the next three weeks, what yesthey were the most difficult from the point of view of hospitalization. In the next week and the first two weeks of February they will be the ones with the highest hospitalization“, he claimed.
According to Camera, “we are not going to have the critical situation that we had in the second wave, where there was a lot of activity in therapies”, but at this time of the pandemic “it is going to be more difficult to hospitalize the clinic and human resources, because we get very sick and it is beginning to be scarce”.
In dialogue with Radio La Red, the doctor assured that the shortage of health personnel This is because “many doctors have gotten sick” and “almost all patients consume on-call, outpatient, calls, doctor at home and the entire system is suffering.” “That had been announced very well by the WHO. There is already a shortage of human resources to carry out the tests”he explained.
According to the latest daily report from the Ministry of Health of the Nation, in the last few hours there were reports of 98,146 new cases of infections, 142 deaths Y a total of 922,863 infected people. In addition, there are 2,558 people hospitalized in intensive care units, which so far represents 47.8 percent of all hospitalizations.
An optimistic prognosis
Cámera pointed out that despite the increase in cases expected for the next three weeks, for the month of March the situation can be controlled, as long as the vaccination rate is maintained.
“The rise in infections has already broken. We are going down. It is something that is happening almost worldwide.. And it is happening that all over the world everything is happening at the same time simultaneously. From a scientific point of view, this is exciting”, he defined.
“This is a new pandemic, I call it covid-21, it is not the same as 2019. Hopefully we will go towards a mild form, which is a mild cold. It gives the whole feeling that we are going that way. The issue is transmission,” he added.
The government adviser stated that international standards they predict that at the end of February there will be an abrupt decrease in cases. However, he believed that in Argentina this decline will not be so sudden.
“In theory, international standards say that just as we ascend so quickly, the descent is going to be almost as fast. Then, in the first days of March we should be like the first days of December. I believe that, according to the social behavior of people, I don’t think the curve will descend at the same speed“, Held.
“If it does not go down at the same speed, in February we are going to have more cases than projected. Therefore, more people than projected in intensive care and more political and psychological stress because we would be facing the start of classes. There is going to be political noise there,” he added.
Ventilation and masks
Cámera stressed that in order to achieve an improvement in the health situation the population must make good use of the chinstrap and ventilate closed spaces. “During these vacations we saw images of people all piled up without a mask, and those are contagious images,” he warned.
“It will also happen that after the holidays, the virus is going to enter small communities that until now remained outside the third wave. It would be a very good thing if let’s recover the custom of the chinstrap. In any case, we are going to solve this at the end of March, in a lighter or heavier way, we are going to solve it”, he concluded.