The mask must remain: Academy of Sciences – El Sol de Cuernavaca

The mask must remain: Academy of Sciences – El Sol de Cuernavaca

Two Stresses variants of Omicron Already circulate in the state of Morelos as well as in other parts of the country, confirmed the president of Morelos Academy of Sciences (AcMor), Alejandro Sánchez Floreswho claimed that given this scenario and the emergence of other variants of COVID-19 in the world, the use of masks in closed spaces must be maintained.

The member of Sars-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Consortiumhas explained:

“The underlines BA1 and BA1.1, we started to see the emergence of the underlines BA2; We have recently seen a reclassification of the virus which the only thing that tells us is that this variant continues to mutate. “

Similar to what happened with the delta variant that there has been an increase and then a decrease in cases, less serious motivated by various factors such as vaccination, but also by the maintenance of health measures such as the use of masks.

The virus continues to mutate and what it will look for is its subsistence in the population “, the speed of this panorama will be defined by whether people let their guard down.

What is observed all over the world and in the country is that the virus has started to recombine thus generating new variants more infectious where symptoms have been modified by vaccination.

Alejandro Sánchez, said that as long as the population under 15 is not vaccinated, it will be possible to think of removing the use of masks not only in Morelos, but nationally, however, this non-clinical measure should prevail for a time. longer in closed and concurrent places.

“It is certainly something that should be regulated and analyzed on a case-by-case basis, for example in open spaces where there is contact with several people and a healthy distance is lost, it will be necessary to maintain it”.

In cases where people go for a run outdoors, it might be allowed not to be used, even though it mentioned, It will depend on the increase in cases and the circumstances of the population.

The high cost the world has paid in terms of Covid deaths makes it necessary to assess whether measures need to be relaxed. He urged the authorities in charge of the vaccination program to speed up the pace serve the child population.

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