25.Nov .2020 17:30

Akaki Zoidze – “We Have to Go With a Pessimistic Scenario … Tightening Restrictions Is Inevitable”

Akaki Zoidze – “We Have to Go With a Pessimistic Scenario … Tightening Restrictions Is Inevitable”
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"Unfortunately, we have to go with a pessimistic scenario ... tightening of restrictions is inevitable," - health expert, former MP Akaki Zoidze writes about this on his social network page.  Zoidze was at the government administration meeting yesterday, which was chaired by the Prime Minister.
 
Zoidze believes that no matter how many hospital beds we add or unload, the system will not be able to withstand the current situation in any way. He says that medical staff will not be enough.
 
"If we do not slow down the spread of the infection, we will have a very difficult December and a sharp increase in mortality. The rapidly rising trend of infection can be stopped by taking measures in 3 directions simultaneously:
 
1. Stricter compliance with existing regulations and demonstrative control of it;
 
2. With further expansion of testing and the inclusion of additional resources (including digital) in the timely retrieval of confirmed infected contacts to ensure their timely self-isolation and/or transfer to a covid hotel;
 
3. Decreased mobility of people in hotspots - in big cities, for at least a few weeks. In these cases, we must take measures with the greatest expected epidemiological effect and at the same time with the least socio-economic negative effect.
 
If we take these measures now, in two weeks, the number of infected people will decrease, and in 20-24 days, the death rate will decrease, which is the most important thing. Easy to write, very difficult to implement. But in my opinion, there is no other way out now to slow down the exponential growth rate of the infected," said Akaki Zoidze.