Are we winning the omicron?|Health |The magazine |The universe
From 70 % to 30 % is the reduction of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 with the omicron variant, which require hospital care, a figure published by scientific studies from the United Kingdom and South Africa, which would demonstrate that this variant is controllable.
The world is witnessing the aggressive transmission that has an omicron and the high level of infections it has caused, but hospitalizations and deaths are lower;that is, the seriousness of the infected people is milder. Vacunarse contra el COVID-19 es la forma más segura de generar protección, sumado al uso de protocolos de bioseguridad.
In our country, the president Guillermo Lasso said that "we are facing a controllable variant that is not deadly", a statement that he supported with data such as: "While in 2021 we reached 43 deaths every thousand infected, today there is no arrivaleven one ".
The epidemiologist Anthony Fauci, the main health advisor to the United States government, has indicated that we are going from a pandemic to an endemic.According to his words in the World Economic Forum (Davos): "An endemic coronavirus, which no longer paralishes societies, is possible".
According to this signaling, in recent days it has been spoken that pandemic for Coronavirus could become endemic.Therefore, some specialists think that the Coronavirus Sars-COV-2 has been attenuated and will continue in time;That is, he will not have large infection peaks, even some have compared it with a common cold.
In the case of the United Kingdom, members of the Boris Johnson government clearly bet on starting to treat COVID-19 as an endemic disease.For its part, Spain proposes to stop testing and counting each case and passing a surveillance similar to that of the flu, in which a network of sentinel doctors serve as witnesses to know how the virus progresses.
The European Public Health Agency (ECDC) spoke with Diario El País and said that: “ECDC encourages countries to transition from an emergency surveillance system to others more sustainable and oriented to objectives.We hope that more Member States (in addition to Spain) wish to change to a long -term sustainable surveillance approach ”.
How are governments acting?
David Leonhardt, editor del popular espacio “The Morning”, The New York Times, desarrolla un contenido sobre el comportamiento de esta variante y asegura que Estados Unidos parece estar siguiendo un patrón de ómicron similar al de Sudáfrica, Gran Bretaña y varios otros países: un aumento rápido y enorme durante aproximadamente un mes, seguido de una rápida disminución, primero en los casos, luego en las hospitalizaciones y finalmente en los decesos.
"We are winning (at an omicron)," said New York Mayor Eric Adams, who at a press conference highlighted the important decrease in the number of cases.Likewise, the head of the health area of that city, Dave Chokshi, said: "We are in the descent of the Umicron Summit, but we still have a lot of work to do to reach the base".
In Europe, the case of Spain has proposed to stop counting each case and move on to a surveillance similar to that of the flu.The Minister of Health of the Spanish Government, Carolina Darias, at a press conference, said that: “We must analyze how the transition will be with the objective of finding the solution to a pandemic disease that, little by little, is becomingendemic ".
In our country, President Lasso has been very emphatic in strengthening his approach to ensure that there will be no new confinement.“Because not only should we worry about our physical and biological health, but the economy does not suffer and that is not impact on the emotional health of Ecuadorians (…) All countries in the world are looking to adapt to live in this new reality and Ecuadorwill do the same, ”said the Ecuadorian president.