Masks Will Be With Us Until 2022 According to Infectious Disease Expert

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MASKS Will Be Here Until 2022 According to Infectious Disease Expert, Spanish Physician, Bonaventura Clotet

The director of the AIDS Research Institute (IrsiCaixa) and head of Infectious Diseases at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (Can Ruti), Bonaventura Clotet, believes that “we will have to get used to masks” as he sees them having to be used until 2022.

In statements to the program Faqs, of TV3 he said: “We have to get used to the fact that the use of masks will last until 2022,” who pointed out that after the appearance of the MERS respiratory coronavirus in 2012, “they should have spent a lot of money to prevent a new worse variant from appearing.”

The expert is committed to continuing the research on vaccines, since “in fact, it has already been published that there are coronaviruses that have mutations and characteristics that would not be sensitive and would not be neutralised with the antibodies that are generated with current vaccines.”

“It is necessary to continue investigating vaccines,” he concluded.

Oriol Mitjà Villar, a Spanish medical researcher specialising in internal medicine and infectious diseases, predicted an acceleration of the virus next month due to new variants of which he suspects there are “many cases”, despite the fact that Health has only reported two in Catalonia.

“I think there are many cases of new variants in Catalonia, which represents a risk that will make all health indicators worse, which are already very bad,” said Villar, who indicated that during this week, at the Can Ruti Hospital they have found “traces” of these new variants in four patients.


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