“This is not the time to let your guard down.”

The specialist emphasizes the importance of approaching patients who have not increased their doses on the island.

Louis Banki

April 1, 2022 | | reading time: 3 minutes

Dr. Carmen Zorilla, Researcher, Infectious Diseases Specialist, and Professor at the Medical Sciences Campus. Photo: Archives of the Journal of Medicine and Public Health. Fabiola Plaza.

Puerto Rico Did not reach the recovery COVID-19But this is close to happening, said researcher and infection scientist Carmen Zorilla, noting that the island should return to the use of masks indoors.

Zorrilla is a member of the Scientific Alliance for Puerto Ricocommented on the data presented today by the Ministry of Health, which confirms a positive rate of 7.2 percent with 41 cases of people in hospitals, and analyzed that the rise in the level of positives was slow.

The expert noted that what is happening now is moderate fluctuations in positivity, mortality and hospitalizations, but we must be vigilant about the critical value of the rebound.

“We can define the bounce with two types of numbers. Positive rate It should be between 8 and 9 percent and we’re not there yet, but we also have to be aware of the occurrence of new cases, which should be 50 per hundred thousand people.”

Dr. Zorella argued that we are on the cusp of reaching this numerical level, so now is not the time to lower our guard.

The expert said in an interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health. He attributed Dr. Zorella elevation is moderate to a variable BA presence on the island. 2 of ómicron, although not more dangerous, is more contagious than the original lineage.

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The researcher from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico.

He added that people vaccinated with the third dose generally do not become infected with others, but only those vaccinated with the original two doses become infected. Zorella estimated that all those eligible to receive the fourth dose of the vaccine should now be vaccinated.

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