RELEASE: Dr. Umar Saeed: "Pakistan risks facing another wave of Covid"

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RELEASE: Dr. Umar Saeed: "Pakistan risks facing another wave of Covid"

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Reports from Pakistan have reflected that the South Asian republic is far from fully eradicating the coronavirus.

Dr. Umar Saeed, a renowned Pakistani infectious disease specialist, has recently stated in an interview that the waves of coronavirus may have stopped in the country, but they are not over yet. Dr. Saeed has contributed greatly to the field of molecular medicine and has doctoral and post-doctoral training in South Korea."Mutations cannot be fully predicted in terms of lethality and rate of spread, as they are origin-specific of replication," Dr. Saeed said in a recent interview about the spread of the pandemic in Pakistan. "For example, the Omicron variant was not as deadly as SARS-COV2, but it had a faster infection rate, which can, in effect, increase the tendency of viruses to mutate, and also renders the ability of vaccines," he added. According to Dr. Saeed, the research also suggests that booster doses are needed to maintain antibodies over time if immunity is to be maintained. While sharing his valuable insights on the spread of the pandemic, he also said that , as winter has started to set in, the risk of infections is likely to increase, which could lead to an increased chance of viruses not being detected and other viruses, such as influenza, being intermingled , etc. This same situation happened last year, when the winter season came, and many Pakistanis suffered from a wide variety of diseases, including COVID-19. In addition, Dr. Saeed also has clinical research training at Harvard (United States). ). In addition, he has also been associated with the FPH of the Royals College of the United Kingdom. Sharing his thoughts on the resurgence of the coronavirus in Pakistan, he also said that "as the virus is RNA-based, it has a high potential to mutate and therefore the vaccines that are currently available on the market cannot cover all variants of Sars-Cov2." "In general, the risk of coinfection is low, since the virus occupies the cell to proliferate. But in cases of coinfection, vaccines cannot do much, since there are no delivery systems detection," said Dr. Saeed. "Additional preventive measures must be taken in the winter time and the public is recommended to maintain the above precautionary measures of social distancing, use of masks, frequent use of disinfectants, control of the rate of Covid cases and other prevention measures. appropriate," he added. The specialist said that "children of all ages are not fully vaccinated, so the possibility of getting the infection remains the same, so surveillance of public behavior is very necessary."

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