A three-pronged approach crucial to entering the endemic stage of COVID-19
These are the keys and also the readiness for us to coexist with COVID-19.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Vaccination, health protocols and 3T – testing, tracing and treatment – are the three keys to ensuring the exit of COVID-19 from the endemic pandemic, said university epidemiologist West Sumatra Andalas, Defriman Djafri, said.
“These are the keys and also the readiness for us to coexist with COVID-19,” Djafri told ANTARA on Friday.
The Three Keys are also the foundation for the community’s coexistence with COVID-19, thus applying them as the new way of life to end the pandemic.
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“If such a foundation becomes the new habits, then the pandemic will end on its own,” he said.
In the pursuit of entering the endemic stage, cases of COVID-19 transmission should be halted, he said, adding that the number of new cases should be removed by following the three keys as a new basis. in the lives of Indonesian citizens.
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“A lot of people have asked when the pandemic will end. The answer is when the new habits of adhering to health protocols have really been instilled by members of the community, ”he said.
According to Djafri, in order to prevent the third wave of COVID-19, two important steps to optimize are to monitor the health protocols in each activity and to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination coverage to pass 70%.
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