Pinaiksing kwarantin ng health workers na may COVID, base sa siyensiya- doktor

Pinaiksing kwarantin ng health workers na may COVID, base sa siyensiya- doktor

January 11, 2022 @ 3:00 PM 7 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Suportado ang Department of Health sa pagpapaiksi ng quarantine para sa healthcare workers na tinamaan ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hanggang limang araw, ayon sa isang doktor nitong Martes.

“The thing is if they don’t shorten it, the more that the hospitals are gonna lose their healthcare workers,” pahayag ni Dr. Consorcia Lim-Quizon ng National Immunization Technical Advisory Group sa ANC.

“Because as is, you know, there are hospitals that have to close their other departments because there’s simply no people there to man those departments,” patuloy niya.

“So they are justified in shortening it for healthcare workers because there’s a science behind it, that at least what the international health organizations are telling us–that we can be safe enough to shorten the quarantine period for the healthcare workers at least,” paliwanag pa ng doktor.

Bilang tugon sa tanong kung ipatutupad din ang pinaiksing quarantine sa frontliners sa mga banko at ahensya ng pamahalaan, sinabi ni Quizon, “Well as of the moment ‘no, we’re more secure, we, the Department of Health is more secure in recommending for the healthcare workers.”

“I think because by and large, more than 95 percent of healthcare workers are already vaccinated, and boosted, and they know exactly how to take care of themselves compared to the lay people,” aniya pa.

Iginiit ng doktor na makikita sa mga pag-aaral na mas mabilis mawalan ng bisa ang Omicron variant.

“So the bad news is that the omicron variant is highly transmissible. However, they also found out that the period of infectivity for this particular variant is shorter. It’s 2-6 days. In some studies. So you know, that’s why they were justified that there’s science behind shortening the quarantine period,” pahayag ni Quizon. 

“You may argue that ‘Doctor, it’s 6 days, why are you doing 5 days?’ You know, but again, that’s a range. 2-6 or 3-6 days is a range. The true value of the infectivity period may be somewhere in the middle of the 2-6 days range.”

“And so we are, I think we are quite secure that doing 5 days would be safe enough,” giit niya. RNT/SA