Infarmed: experts want more vaccinations before Christmas, self-tests and indoor ventilation

Dr Photo - INFARMED: EXPERTS WANT MORE VACCINATIONS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, SELF-TESTS AND INDOOR VENTILATIONAt the Infarmed meeting of health experts and politicians on Friday, new measures were put forward to deal with the 5th wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Portugal.

Vaccination was not only crucial to prevent a much worse pandemic scenario in the country, but it continues to be essential to contain the 5th pandemic wave, in which we are already present. But it's not enough.
We're doubling the number of covid-19 cases every 15 days. We have 203 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with a growing trend in all regions of the country. However, the scenario is less serious than a year ago. And this is due to vaccination.

With high adherence in Portugal, vaccination has prevented 2300 deaths and 200,000 infections since May, concluded Henrique Barros, epidemiologist and researcher at ISPUP (Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto). In addition, it also made it possible to avoid 55,000 days of hospitalisation in intensive care units and 135,000 days of hospitalisation in wards, "freeing up these services" for other patients.

It is also what allows us going forward, in the possible scenario of loss of immunity after a year, to avoid a peak in pressure in the NHS in late January and early February, close to the alert level, which is 255 beds occupied in intensive care units.

To avoid this, noted Baltazar Nunes, " we need to vaccinate practically the entire population eligible for vaccination (aged 65 and over) before the period of highest transmissibility, which is late December ", around Christmas, which is traditionally a reason for more social and family gatherings.

"In this regard, 632,000 people have already taken a booster dose of the vaccine", said Colonel Carlos Penha Gonçalves, head of the coordination nucleus of the vaccination plan. "If adherence rises to 100%, we will have to vaccinate one million people, about 35,000 per day ", he explained

Henrique Barros also advocates vaccinating children, since the group with the highest rate of infection is the group from 0 to 9 years old.

As for non-pharmacological measures, Raquel Duarte, a specialist at the ARS Norte, the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, warned of the urgent need to immediately reinforce some preventive measures:

► Telecommuting should be preferred whenever possible;

► For access to indoor areas without a mask, a test performed in the last 24 hours must be presented;

► Social meetings with more than 50 people are not recommended;

► An increase should be made on indoor ventilation;

► It is necessary to test those who enter Portugal for up to 48 hours of stay in the country;

► The mandatory mask must be kept indoors and on public transport.

To address the decrease in vaccine effectiveness and the decrease in the perception of risk among the population, action is needed. And “the time to act is now”, says Raquel Duarte.

 

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/

 

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0 #13 Reg 2021-11-26 16:06
Quoting David:
Deaths among Children are 44% higher than the 5-year-average since they were offered the Covid-19 Vaccine according to ONS data

https://dailyexpose.uk/2021/11/24/child-deaths-increasing-since-offered-covid-vaccine/

OMG so 5 year old kids are dropping dead in anticipation of covid vaccine that might become available spring 2022.
+1 #12 David 2021-11-26 10:44
Deaths among Children are 44% higher than the 5-year-average since they were offered the Covid-19 Vaccine according to ONS data

https://dailyexpose.uk/2021/11/24/child-deaths-increasing-since-offered-covid-vaccine/
+1 #11 Steve 2021-11-25 12:58
Quoting Norman L:

The best method is not catching it, by getting the shots. I think there's quite enough info on why you need 2 shots and boosters for me not to bother answering that.

The shots do not prevent infection and do not prevent transmission that is well accepted now. The fact that you have to boost the original 2 injections after 6 months should be clear enough of the innefectivity of the "treatment".

On the other hand you risk side effects:
Mrna COVID Vaccines Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk as Measured by the PULS Cardiac Test: a Warning
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.10712

It doesn't matter if you catch it or not, what it matters is that your body's immune system is strong enough to fight it or stop it developing into a serious illness. That is how it is and always been.
-6 #10 Norman L 2021-11-25 11:05
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Norman L:

Get the shots, and the booster. You know it makes sense.
No ta. I know how they work. Besides if they were so effective why would you need 2 shots and an endless number of boosters? There is a better method of preventing/treating the flu.


The best method is not catching it, by getting the shots. I think there's quite enough info on why you need 2 shots and boosters for me not to bother answering that.
-2 #9 Steve 2021-11-25 09:51
Quoting Norman L:

Get the shots, and the booster. You know it makes sense.
No ta. I know how they work. Besides if they were so effective why would you need 2 shots and an endless number of boosters? There is a better method of preventing/treating the flu.
-1 #8 Norman L 2021-11-24 19:58
Quoting David:
Who funds Infarmed? Who funds Fullfact? Who fact checks the fact checkers?


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Funny, I trust them rather than idiots who post about paedophile WEF satanists.
+1 #7 David 2021-11-24 19:16
Who funds Infarmed? Who funds Fullfact? Who fact checks the fact checkers?
-2 #6 Norman L 2021-11-24 17:54
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Norman L:

It's Hal Turner, not Turn. He is cited by fullfact as the source of this info, Steve. I'm sorry if you only got it second hand from someone else.
You seem to know the guy better than I do.

It was actually an announcement made by the head of the Tokyo medical association and not the Japan Health Ministry.

It is also one of the 3 drugs that are approved or under evaluation by the NIH as per this table:
https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/tables/table-2e/


The head of the Tokyo Medical Association advocating its use for treatment - once you've got it - is hardly the same as 'Japan dumping repeated vaccination doses (prevention and mitigation) for a better etc etc'.

Get the shots, and the booster. You know it makes sense.
0 #5 Steve 2021-11-24 15:26
Quoting Norman L:

It's Hal Turner, not Turn. He is cited by fullfact as the source of this info, Steve. I'm sorry if you only got it second hand from someone else.
You seem to know the guy better than I do.

It was actually an announcement made by the head of the Tokyo medical association and not the Japan Health Ministry.

It is also one of the 3 drugs that are approved or under evaluation by the NIH as per this table:
https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/tables/table-2e/
-1 #4 Norman L 2021-11-24 14:05
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Norman L:

Oh dear, Steve. Just because the Hal Turner Show (no, I've never heard of him) says so doesn't mean it's true.
fullfact.org, if you're interested. You know, one of those fact checkers you're so keen on.
Perhaps one day Norman will learn how to use the Interweb to gather factual information instead of relying on sponsored fact checkers. Oh and the first time ever mentioned on this forum by Norman the Hal Turn show that Norman never heard about it before. Lol



It's Hal Turner, not Turn. He is cited by fullfact as the source of this info, Steve. I'm sorry if you only got it second hand from someone else.

Interweb, factual information. How about Japan Health Ministry website, English language version? Not one mention of Ivermectin treatment. Plenty about people getting vaccinated, though, and mask wearing (something the Japanese have been doing for decades, out of a sense of civic duty, I believe, and there are no reports of them being stifled by their masks). Mind you, maybe the Health Ministry has a darkweb site where the real truth is published.

BTW, is this reply the sort of 'Torrent of abuse' that your needy chum David was hoping to receive from me and my 77th Brigade mates?

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