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Is it the right time or too early to start elevating the mission of vaccination, face masks?

DENVER (KDVR) – The city of Denver and the state of Colorado both hit a number of milestones when it comes to masks and vaccines.

With 80 percent of all eligible Coloradoans are now at least partially immunizedstate has remove vaccine requirement for large gatherings. Besides, Denver expected to expire in indoor masks February 3.

However, with positivity rates still high compared to recent months, Problem Solvers are questioning health professionals if the rules are being relaxed too soon?

“If you look at things the way we did in 2020, the answer is yes,” said Dr. Lyn-Kew, a critical care pathologist for National Jewish Health.

However, Lyn-Kew added that 2022 is a much different story than 2020.

“It’s clear that vaccination plays a big part, it’s the number of people who have been infected whether it’s delta, omicron or earlier variants, and we’re starting to introduce these,” he said. new oral antiviral drugs.

Lyn-Kew said there doesn’t exist a one-size-fits-all solution to public health orders.

“It’s either going to burden others or not protect others, and it’s trying to find a balance between the two that’s what our public health officials say,” Lyn-Kew said. trying to do.

Lyn-Kew told Problem Solvers that it was impossible to know if another variant would emerge.

“My question is are we really going to continue this trend or are we going to run into new problems in the future?” Lyn-Kew said.

According to Dr. Lyn-Kew, health officials shared the same questions and concerns when the number of cases began to decline last fall in the face of larger spikes in Delta and Omicron.

“So while they’re starting to go down, not being able to spot the future makes it difficult,” says Lyn-Kew.

Finally, he advised Colorado residents to get vaccinated and do what makes sense for their individual health needs, while at least following applicable public health orders.

https://kdvr.com/news/is-it-the-right-time-or-too-soon-to-begin-lifting-vaccine-mask-mandates/ Is it the right time or too early to start elevating the mission of vaccination, face masks?

Tom Vazquez

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