Coordinator of the COVID-19 national vaccination campaign , the military physician Valeriu Gheorghita said on Thursday that at the moment there are still no data to justify a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, and that even under the first schedule current vaccines provide protection against severe forms of the disease, including Omicron.
“At present, we do not have all the available data to justify the administration of a fourth dose. The booster provides long-term protection, because we know that immunity against Omicron is lost faster than what we knew for the Delta variant,” Gheorghita told a news conference.
The military doctor mentioned that “we all have exposure to the disease every day, given the extremely high transmissibility of the Omicron variant and the interaction with other people.”
“The final result of the infection will be different for a vaccinated person than for an unvaccinated one. The vaccine protects us against severe forms,” said Gheorghita.
Arafat: Current situation of the novel coronavirus infections in Romania is not a worrying one, but caution is needed for the next two to three weeks
Secretary of State Raed Arafat , head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), believes that the current situation of the novel coronavirus infections in Romania is not a worrying one, but requires caution for the next two to three weeks.
“I would not label it as worrying, it is not worrying, it is a situation that requires caution for the next two or three weeks, until we reach the peak and then we see that the curve goes down,” Arafat told a press conference on Thursday.
According to him, we need to continue to observe the safety rules, especially the wearing of the protective mask.
Baciu: 34.05% of the beds allotted nationwide to patients infected with the novel coronavirus are occupied
34.05% of the beds allotted nationwide to patients infected with the novel coronavirus are occupied, and next week all schools will maintain their activity with physical attendance, Secretary of State with the Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu told a press conference on Thursday.
“At the moment, we are talking about a bed occupancy rate of 34.05% nationwide. It means that next week all schools will maintain their activity in the normal open format, as this level of 75% hasn’t been exceeded,” Baciu said.
According to him, at county level the bed occupancy rate varies between 9% and 68%.
Compiled from Agerpres