Health February 19, 2022 | 9:28 am

Pulmonologists do not support elimination of restrictions against Covid-19

The use of a mask is a vital preventive measure to avoid the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19.

Santo Domingo, DR

The Dominican Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery expressed its concern about lifting the restrictive measures that the country had due to the Covid 19 pandemic since citizens may misunderstand that the pandemic has ended.

“We understand that the restrictions should have been removed in a staggered and gradual manner,” the statement said.

The pulmonologists of the society specified that “we must remember that pandemics are considered to end due to several indicators, including a very high vaccination rate; because most have suffered from the disease and the positivity rate is less than 2%.” They cite that these criteria have not yet been met in the country, despite the progress and good management of the pandemic.

War against Covid is not over yet.
They also emphasized that new variants can be generated although the indicators are low.

“We understand that this war against Covid 19 is not over yet. As the Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery, we urge you to continue wearing masks in closed places, especially supermarkets, hospitals, public transport, banks, public institutions, “adds the union.

The pulmonologists stated that it should continue and much more now that a part of the population will not take care of itself regarding the vaccination day.

They maintain that the country must reach the goal of immunizing 70% of the population, and so far, we have achieved 53.9%. “The requirement to present the vaccination card should have been maintained to continue motivating the population to get vaccinated. We ask the population to take the third dose since only 20% have done so. We call on all doctors to continue taking appropriate consultations and not receive patients if they do not have a mask. Today more than ever, health professionals must be alert to new variants, effects, and possible regrowth,” says the statement from the Pneumology Society.

Last Wednesday, President Luis Abinader announced that citizens were free to wear masks or not and would not have to present their vaccination cards to access workplaces or public centers, and other massive spaces.

In the Dominican president’s, many other national leaders,’ and virologist’s opinions, the worst of the Covid is over.

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February 19, 2022 1:46 pm

730 days more or less ie 2 years .So divided by 4365 deaths means an average of 6 deaths a day .Over 2 years more people have died on average daily from car accident fatalities . ie 11 on average daily in this country.So pulmonologists are correct ???.Pathetic insult to facts which do not have feelings or opinions

February 19, 2022 3:14 pm
Reply to  Juan

Can’t argue with hard facts…the covidians live in another reality…

John Doe
February 19, 2022 4:13 pm
Reply to  Juan

The 4365 deaths mainly included the elderly in or around the natural age of death. Only a few died from Covid. The medical community made a FORTUNE off of this PLANDEMIC, which is why they don’t want to let it go.

hugh BATES
February 19, 2022 2:43 pm

Make an informed decision. Be well.

Felix Arroyo
February 20, 2022 5:31 pm

Dominicans, why are you challenging and ignoring science? Can you handle a virus? You failed to handle the Spanish fever of 1919-1920! What makes you think you can wish away a transmissible virus? You can’t MACHO the virus away as you do with others. You will be handed another defeat (deaths) again for disrespecting a lethal virus. You should have learned a lesson but you still need another humble from COVID. So beat it!