Norway’s FHI: Most corona measures can gradually be scaled down

FHIPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

The vast majority of corona measures can now be gradually reduced over a short period of time without leading to a significant disease burden, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) believes. 

In a new risk assessment, the FHI writes that the measures can be scaled down without, in the longer term, leading to a significant increase in the disease burden. Several factors provide the basis for changing the handling of the pandemic in Norway, the FHI notes.

Among other things, the ability of the omicron variant to spread is so great that a significant slowdown in infection would now require very strict measures over time.

In addition, the burden of measures is significant, they cost a lot, and the burden of the measures is worse than the disease for many people, the FHI writes.

“Strong (efforts aimed at) slowing down the epidemic postpone the problem, but in the long run, it will be difficult to avoid becoming infected,” the report states.

The measures that present the greatest burden for children and young people should be removed first, the FHI believes.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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