The head of the Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Tropical Diseases at Na Bulovce Hospital in Prague, Hana Roháčová, is clear. In relation to the coronavirus, according to her, Czech society must choose a specific path and stick to it. She herself thinks that it only makes sense to test people with symptoms. We should also get rid of the illusion that we should stop the coronavirus.
Hana Roháčová, head of the Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Tropical Diseases at Na Bulovce Hospital in Prague, stated in an interview with the iDNES.cz server that the day will come when coronavirus will be perceived as a common disease.
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„Yes, I think he will stay here permanently. I have no reason to believe that it will be any different. It will remain present in society as well as other viruses, whether influenza or others. It will thus be included in the portfolio of infectious diseases. But it is not yet clear how it will continue to behave, if it will change or if we can get it under control. Time will tell. Of course, the pandemic surprised the whole world, but we can not believe that a similar virus has spread for the first or last time. In five or ten years, we may face an even greater challenge. That’s just the way it is in the animal kingdom, she said.
At present, about 10 percent of patients can cause more serious complications, especially in the form of pneumonia.
She is inclined to ensure that only people with symptoms in the future will be tested for coronavirus. She thinks there is no point in testing everyone. Even with the risk that some carriers of the virus have no symptoms.
“But as a company, we have to choose it. We can not be quarantined for the second time, it is not possible economically or socially. Of course, the virus also spreads asymptomatic or in people with minimal symptoms, but we want it to spread only very slowly. So that the laboratories do not become paralyzed. By testing and quarantining them, we do not stop the virus. This is an illusory idea. As soon as the rules are released again, which will happen sooner or later, the population survey will continue. The point of our proposal is to do it slowly, but it will simply happen gradually. It is not possible for the virus to disappear. “It was only possible once when smallpox was eradicated, but it was only once, not again,” she stressed.
It is obvious that he looks at the coronavirus completely differently than Professor Jaroslav Flegr, an evolutionary biologist and virologist. He argues that we should close at least colleges and universities again and protect the population as thoroughly as possible from the virus, because today we can not say what all the coronavirus causes, what can manifest itself in today’s patients in a few years.
According to Roháčová, Flegr spreads alarm messages. “Mr Flegr is spreading alarm messages. I will not comment on him anymore, says the principal.
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