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"Christmas this year will be different", the President of the European Commission comes out with the important warning for the situation of COVID-19
Written by SOT.COM.AL 29 Tetor 2020
With warnings of difficult times, the president of the EU Commission is spiritually preparing Europeans for restrictions that may last. Christmas this year will be different and the vaccine may be released in April 2021.
"The condition of the Corona pandemic is very serious," said Ursula von der Leyen, looking at the camera. The virtual press conference took place in Brussels, the city that currently has the highest infection rate in Europe. In the second wave of the pandemic, which has gripped Europe, there are two enemies to be fought: the virus itself and the growing fatigue of Europeans, who must cope with the coronavirus's restrictive measures. Von der Leyen called on Europeans not to give up in their fight against the pandemic. "It will last until April 2021" until the real vaccination actions can start, said the president of the EU Commission, who is a doctor by profession.
"Now is not the time to be redeemed," said the EU administration's number one spokesman. As many European countries continue to apply or intensify restrictions on contacts, Ursula von der Leyen has called for everyone to contribute - from the local to the European level. EU countries need to coordinate their measures more closely than they have to date. The Commission insists on unified standards in quarantine measures, a pan-European register of inpatient capacity in the resuscitation sector would be preferred. Not all countries are yet ready to make data available to the EU authority on the ECDC epidemics in Stockholm, according to the EU Commission.
Prepared for vaccination
The Commission attaches particular importance to the preparation of 27 member states for vaccination. This requires all states to develop a vaccination plan with the appropriate logistics chain, refrigerated storage and vaccine distribution centers for the entire population. The Commission is organizing the purchase of 1.2 million vaccine doses centrally. The criteria must now be determined as to who will be vaccinated first.
EU Commission President's special medical adviser, Belgian virologist Peter Piot, said in Brussels that there were eleven favorite candidates for the vaccine. But one should not expect a magic potion. It will take time until sufficient immunity can be achieved in the population. "I am very concerned that in the polls about 25 percent of people in the EU do not want to be vaccinated," said Peter Piot. He said that there is an understanding that people are already tired of coronavisur, so they do not implement the protection measures properly and properly. Only 60 percent of the population wears the mask properly, but it is necessary for 95 percent to act properly in order to avoid the spread of the infection, the medical adviser of the EU Commission draws attention. Peter Piot has discovered the Ebola virus and led the UN HIV / AIDS program for ten years
Samiti i BE-së mbi gjendjen me koronavirusin
Piot tha, se ndërkohë vdesin çdo ditë rreth 1000 qytetarë të BE-së nga COVID-19. Një shpresë jep fakti, që trajtimet në spital janë më të suksseshme se sa në valën e parë të pandemisë. Falë përmirësimit të procesit vdesin më pak njerëz nga ata që shtrohen në spital. “Gjendja është serioze, por ne e kemi në dorë, që ta ndryshojmë atë”, tha mjeku belg. Peter Piot ka qenë vet i sëmurë me Covid-19 dhe për disa muaj ka vuajtur nga lodhja kronike. E di se për çfarë flas, tha Piot.
Të enjten (28.10) kryetarët e shteteve dhe të qeverive të vendeve të BE-së duan të konsultohen për pandeminë e koronavirusit. Kryetari i këtij raundi të samitit, presidenti i Këshillit të BE-së Charles Michel, insiston, që BE-ja t’i përmbahet sa më shumë testimeve të shpejta ndaj koronavirusit tek pasagjerët, personeli i kujdestarisë në shëndetësi dhe banorët e shtëpive të kujdesit për të moshuarit. Komisioni i BE-së do të verë në dispozicion 100 milionë Euro, për blerjen e testeve të shpejta. Por nuk duhet që të krijohet garë mes vendeve anëtare për blerjen e testeteve të shpejta, nënvizoi Charles Michel.
“Hapja shumë e herët”
Asked by a journalist why the current EU strategy to curb infections has not worked, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reacted briefly uncertainly, but then responded by admitting that: “member states in the summer apparently eased the restrictive measures too early. " Hospitals are better equipped now than in the spring, "but the care staff is exhausted," she said. No wonder there is a second wave now: "We do not know if this will be the last wave." We are constantly learning, said von der Leyen. The cancellation of Christmas markets, limited contacts and canceled trips make "Christmas different" this year, said von der Leyen. We will need to "behave some more time" with the pandemic./DW