There are many ‘prediction models’ for the epidemic development in Poland. Those that I have received from some of the renowned and respected research teams say that the peak incidence may occur in either early or late fall (autumn) – said Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski in a TV interview
– The number of patients who have reported to us is at a level not exceeding 400 people. Deaths are an unfortunate consequence. Most cases have needed 17 days of hospitalization. We are still in a rising trend of the epidemic, although it is much slower than we expected – Łukasz Szumowski explained in a TV interview
The Minister of Health explained that there are many models of epidemic development in Poland. – Each research group that creates such a model adopts different assumptions. Unfortunately, it is similar to weather forecasting, i.e. forecasting a very complicated process with a small amount of data. The current ‘forecasts’ say that through isolation we are moving the virus peak further and further. Currently the research models point to about autumn: September, October, November as the ‘peak’ – said the politician, adding that he hopes that thanks to the mass covering of face these increases of cases will be slow down.
What about Polish corona virus tests?
When asked about Polish tests for the presence of Covid-19, Łukasz Szumowski stated that they are not ready for use yet. – We’re waiting all the time. In contrast, Korean tests are still in evaluation. The use of the current tests on the market are very tempting, because we get the result after 15 minutes, but we need to determine in which groups of patients they work. We must take into account their imperfection, which is inscribed in their methodology – explained the Minister of Health.
Elections – Should be in two years?
When asked about when the presidential election will take place, Szumowski said that the trial is currently in the Senate. – I don’t know when the bill will come out. I know that we have constitutionally date of 10th May. From my point of view, as the Minister of Health, it is out of the question to carry them out in a traditional way. The only safe form of election is the election in two years. If this is not possible, then you need to choose another, safer form – he emphasized.