Dr Kon: We're at risk of Indian strain appearing and surviving among youths and giving us tough fall
Britain is recording a sharp increase in the number of people infected with the delta strain, which is about 40 percent more contagious than the previously dominant strain
Member of the Crisis HQ and epidemiologist Dr. Predrag Kon expressed his satisfaction that we are close achieving 50 percent of vaccinated population. However, he is concerned that the response to immunization remains low among young people.
"I am happy with the number of new cases is falling, as well as the fact that today we will probably exceed 50 percent of the vaccinated adult population. However, we need to approach the vaccination of young people far more seriously. We are still in a problem with vaccination and that is why we especially have to follow what is happening in Great Britain," says Dr. Kon.
The delta, i.e., Indian strain of coronavirus, could appear in our country as well, and that is a special problem.
"We are still at risk of the Indian strain appearing and surviving among the young, and in that way we will be in a serious situation in the fall. And that is exactly why it is best to look at Great Britain, they have the delta strain, and there is a different attitude of young people towards vaccination," Dr. Kon stressed for Kurir.
Britain is recording a sharp increase in the number of those infected with the delta strain, which is about 40 percent more contagious than the previously dominant strain.
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