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The omicron wave has begun to rise, experts expect it to strengthen in a few days. “It will last two months, and it will end in mid-March,” said Alena Koščálová from the Bratislava hospital in Kramáry in Ide o pravda.

Overcrowded emergency income, collapse of test centers, and more than half of infected Slovaks. According to the head of infectology Alena Koščálová from the Bratislava hospital in Kramáry, this is what the situation will look like during the new wave of the pandemic brought about by the omicron variant.

“Only at-risk patients will have the priority right to test, others should stay at home even without a test if they have symptoms,” said the doctor and a member of the expert council in the program It’s the Truth.

He assumes that the omicron wave will not fill the beds in the JIS wards, but it will certainly require increased capacities of hospitals and paramedics. “Temporary emergency hospitals are being prepared, where medics and medical school students will work,” Koščálová informed.

However, according to a recognized infectologist, the high number of patients with the omicron variant can “help” in the fight against the pandemic. According to her, the combination of overcoming the disease and vaccination gives the best protection against other variants of the COVID-19 disease in the future.

The highly infectious omicron will not only affect healthcare, but may cripple supply, transportation and all important activities in the country. Therefore, it is essential that a certain number of people remain free of infection.

“I am already urging companies to let people out of the house to prevent collapse. It is in their favor, “said doctor Koščálová.

He considers it equally important to stay at home in isolation after the first signs of the disease. Its recommendations are current for employers these days, when the omikron variant is just starting. “It will be too late in a few days, and everyone will have to close because they will not have people,” she added.

The previous waves of the pandemic required, in particular, the extraordinary efforts of paramedics and paramedics. “Everyone is trying a pandemic now. If we are humble, considerate and patient, we will manage the omicron, “predicts Koščálová. According to her, the end of the wave will come in mid-March, and the tense situation will last for two months: “But relief will come at the end of February.”

How long will quarantine and isolation take? Who can be left without testing? Who will need an antigen positive test as proof of a disease? Watch the show This is the truth with Alena Koščálová, head of the infectology clinic, a member of the expert council.


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