Professor Kamal Senhaji, Head of the National Agency for Health Security, said that although the epidemiological situation in the country has stabilized, and cases of covid-19 have declined, as well as critical cases and deaths, the global indicators of the epidemic are sounding the alarm with regard to the mutated virus Delta, and as the virus is uncontrollable, controlling it is mandatory through the barriers of sanitary protocol, hygiene and vaccination, which is the most important barrier to the epidemic.
The professor also pointed out that European countries have passed the fourth wave of the virus and are on the verge of receiving a fifth wave, but the consequences will be mild given the large proportion of vaccination reached by these countries, which exceed 70 percent of the population.
While Professor Kamal Senhadji stressed that the situation in Algeria may be alarming, in case of the fourth wave, which we will be probably in the winter, said the impact would be harder, given only the small percentage of the population who received the vaccine, called on citizens for an immediate vaccination, as its effectiveness only start following a certain period of time not less than one month after receiving the dose, to create immunity to the virus. The professor expressed his dissatisfaction on citizens that are reluctant to vaccinate at a time when we record an abundance of vaccine of more than 13 million doses as the vaccine is locally produced now, reassuring citizens that the health sector has the necessary experience, considering that our country experienced the virus, passing through three waves, so called not giving up and not being misled by fake news that challenge the effectiveness of the vaccine as well as the experienced doctors.
In the end, he once again called on citizens to respect health measures and protocols, as well as receive vaccination in order to curb the spread of the virus, in order to avoid infection or at least avoid critical cases and reduce mortality.