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“Vaccines alone can’t stop it” ‥ Lessons from the re-spreading of Corona in Europe?

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The rapid re-spreading of the corona virus, mainly in Europe, is teaching us that it is difficult to prevent the corona virus with vaccines alone, CNN broadcast in the US reported on the 20th local time.

The broadcast reported that there is a phenomenon that cannot be explained by vaccines alone, such as a surge in new confirmed cases in Ireland, which has a high vaccination rate, and a relatively small number of cases in Spain, where vaccination rates are low.

Experts emphasize that the vaccine is still working well and that it is one of the most important means, but emphasize that individual and national efforts such as compliance with quarantine rules and changing the awareness of those who have not been vaccinated must be constantly accompanied to prevent re-spreading.

According to reports, Ireland, which has the highest vaccination rate in Europe, has again strengthened its quarantine measures, such as bans restaurants and bars from opening after midnight following a recent surge in new cases.

Ireland has one of the highest immunization rates in Europe, with 89% of the population aged 12 and over receiving a second dose.

Based on this, Ireland has begun to ease its distancing measures at the end of last month.

However, Spain (80%) and Portugal (87%), which have similar vaccination rates, have relatively fewer new confirmed cases than Ireland, despite easing quarantine measures.

CNN, citing expert opinions, said that in Spain and Portugal, basic quarantine rules such as wearing a mask and social distancing are being followed well.

Experts also said that it is important not to settle for a high vaccination rate, but to respond to those who have not been vaccinated.

That’s because even though fewer people who are not vaccinated than those who are vaccinated, these minorities can cause the virus to spread.

For this reason, European countries are making compulsory vaccinations, but opposition is fierce.

In Austria, protests are taking place day after day over the government policy to make vaccination compulsory for everyone from February next year.

Others point out that it is necessary to speed up the booster shot when considering the vaccine effect, and there are also arguments that limiting people’s social activities can make an immediate difference in situations where the inoculation rate cannot be dramatically increased.

Ana M. Garcia, a professor of preventive medicine and public health at the University of Valencia, said, “I think the vaccination rate by country makes a big difference in the disease incidence.


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