The director of the Neuroscience department of the Cardio-Neuro Ophthalmological and Transplantation Center (Cecanot), José Joaquín Puello, recommended not to open schools and colleges at the beginning of the school year, as well as to establish restrictive measures again because they are a major source of contagion and due to the high incidence of COVID-19 infected in the country.
Puello also rejected the opening of the restaurants, pointing out that indoors it is easier to catch, and assured that the authorities will have to take restrictive measures again, but with a regime of consequences for those who violate them.
He warned that a study by Johns Hopskins University projects that there will be seven thousand deaths in the country by October if the restrictive measures are not taken.
He added that according to the infection parameters there would already be close to 100,000 infected in the national territory.
«Johns Hopskins, in Baltimore, handles the epidemiological issue regarding contagion and deaths, when I read how many deaths they are waiting for in the Dominican Republic for October, I almost fainted. They are waiting for seven thousand deaths here, for us not to put restrictive measures, “he said.
“This is not a time for complacency,” warned the renowned doctor to current and upcoming authorities, while noting that crowds in colmadores is the best place for contagion.
When interviewed on the Hoy program, Puello suggested re-establishing the curfew for people to be picked up at 6:00 in the afternoon.
“I don’t think public schools should be opened. I don’t think, definitely not. There has been too much negative information in the United States, in France, in Germany and we have to be very careful about opening our schools because that would be a very large source of contagion, “he emphasized.
He gave as an example to New Zealand, where the prime minister closed that island, when they started with 1,158 cases and today they only have 22.
He argued that the increased risk of death with the virus is associated with obesity, with 40% of people with respiratory failure due to obesity, and because abdominal fat has a substance that binds to the coronavirus.
— Yurel De Jesús to www.gentetuya.com