Norwegian health official comments on corona situation: “It looks like this autumn will be better than last year’s”

Espen NakstadPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Although the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading at record speeds in Europe and Norway, Assistant Director of Health Espen Nakstad is optimistic.

Nakstad believes that any outbreaks in Norway will have fewer consequences than in countries with lower vaccine coverage and points out, among other things, that the number of hospital admissions has remained low.

“It looks like we will have a better autumn than last year, and I think we should be happy about that,” he told the newspaper VG.

Nakstad believes that Norway could become one of the countries in the world with the best immunity to the coronavirus in the population, as there is so much support for the vaccine.

High vaccine support

In June, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) stated that more than 90% of Norwegians accept the vaccine dose offers.

“This means that the consequences of any outbreaks of infection this autumn will be far smaller in Norway than in countries that have low vaccine coverage, so we have many advantages,” he noted.

At the same time, he urged the fully vaccinated to remain cautious. Even if most people become well protected against serious illness, there are others who are not protected.

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

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