07.Apr .2021 11:30

Why do not we see outdoor ads on COVID-vaccination – Health Expert

Why do not we see outdoor ads on COVID-vaccination – Health Expert
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Health expert Nino Mirzikashvili declares that the second wave of coronavirus is started in Tbilisi. She notes that it obvious not merely in Georgia but worldwide, including Europe.

As Mirzikashvili told Business Course, the latest daily rates of coronavirus infection in Georgia are very alarming. If the country does not take appropriate measures, we will not be able to avoid a third lockdown.

According to her, the steady policy is very important in this context:

"Regulation enforcement should be tightened as much as possible, citizens must keep their distance and wear a face mask. Otherwise, we will not be able to avoid a total lockdown. "

Nino Mirzikashvili also spoke about the importance of vaccination and stressed the need to communicate with people who refuse to get the COVID-jab.

"A very interesting study was published by the IRI yesterday. 39% of respondents refuse to get the COVID-jab, 24% say they will wait for the situation and then decide. This study was conducted on February 2-26, when vaccination had not started in Georgia and no nurse death had been reported. The numbers can get worse after that fact.

The most important thing is communication. We do not have such a public campaign to convince 24% of the population who are hesitant. We do not see outdoor ads on COVID-vaccination, while the billboards are covered with political ads during the elections," she added.