Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better - Experts On COVID-19

3 years agoWed, 27 Jan 2021 15:57:00 GMT
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Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better - Experts On COVID-19

Experts have said COVID-19 is yet to reach its peak in Zimbabwe and the situation will get worse before it gets better, the Daily News reports.

The publication spoke to Mpilo Hospital Director Dr. Solwayo Ngwenya who told the publication that:

This is just the beginning. When a pandemic hits a community, there will be loads and loads of deaths and we are not even close to where the pandemic can go.

We are talking of double figures now, but the deaths are going to increase and soon we will be talking of triple figures a day.

What we are seeing now are called index deaths. We cannot expect deaths to decrease anytime soon. We actually have to expect more deaths, especially with the way people are behaving towards the virus.

We are going to experience the consequences of us allowing the virus to spread. We have not seen the worst of it yet.

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Another expert, Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA), Aaron Musara said COVID-19 deaths will continue to increase:

Currently, there is no adherence to control measures to an acceptable level, yet strict adherence to the preventative measures against Covid-19 is one effective way to bring down death figures.

People are not following Covid-19 rules and as long as people are flouting the control regulations, Covid-19 cases and deaths will continue to increase.

Dr. Norman Matara of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) said people should not delay going to the hospital in order to save their own lives against the killer virus:

A lot of people are delaying going to hospitals and when they do, it will be too late, which explains why deaths are increasing.

The health system also needs to be attended to before things get much worse than they already are. A lot of people would have survived and in future will survive if there are enough resources in hospitals.

The costs in many hospitals are also not allowing an ordinary person to get treatment in those hospitals that are taking care of Covid-19 patients, which means that they will just suffer at home till they die.

President Mnangagwa during a national addressed urged people to calm down as he said help is on the way. This was after it emerged that Russia and China offered Zimbabwe their vaccines at a cheaper price than that of other drugs produced in other countries like Pfizer.

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