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Nestorovic responds to Kon saying that we'll wear masks until spring: "This can be solved in 5 days"

"Everyone is acting like this is some new epidemic, and this is going to go away in 4-5 days, we just need to try to reduce transmission"

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Branimir Nestorovic, Predrag Kon

Illustration: Nikola Jovanovic; Photo: Tanjug/Dragan Kujundzic/Serbian government/Slobodan Miljevic

Epidemiologist Doctor Predrag Kon has said that until the discovery of a vaccine against coronavirus, the situation in Serbia will be "wavy" - as soon as citizens relax, there will be an increase in the number of cases, then there will be a decline once measures are implemented again, and so on.

"The virus clearly told us: 'There is no season for me, my situation is to be present both in summer and in winter, at any time of the year'. In such circumstances, it should be known that wearing masks is not a question of whether you want it or not, but an obligation that will last a very long time - until the spring of next year," Doctor Kon pointed out two days ago.

However, his colleague, Doctor Branislav Nestorovic, doesn't agree.

"Everyone is behaving as if this is a new epidemic, and this will die down in 4-5 days, we just need to try to reduce transmission. Suddenly the people who having been saying that we'd locked them down for nothing have the need to now suggest that we lock them down. I'm afraid of what will happen to the economy in the fall, there will be no money. We have all been violating human rights around the world, locking people up," said Doctor Nestorovic, who belives that great trouble is yet to come, whether or not we wear masks.

Doctor Nestorovic, a pulmonologist and head of the Department of Allergology and Pulmonology at the Children's Clinic in Tirsova Street, was a guest on a TV Pink talk show last night.

Speaking about the current situation with the coronavirus epidemic, the pulmonologist said that the same thing is happening everywhere in the world.

"The activity of the viruse is not very high, I know that people expected lower numbers... Viruses do not die just like that, this was expected. The activity of the virus is much, much lower. Worldometers now has 99 percent milder cases. Whether the virus has weakened or not, no one knows now," the doctor said and added that "no one at all knows what is happening with the virus."

Video: Here is what Doctor Kon said about Doctor Nestorovics recommendation that people should sunbathe more, because that kills the virus


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