Epidemiologist Ilir Alimehmeti was invited to the Morning Diary on A2 CNN where he spoke about the significant increase in new cases of coronavirus in Albania, where in recent days the number has gone close to 300 active people in 24 hours.
The epidemiologist stressed that the coronavirus will never go away, but the important thing is that any coming wave is easier, despite the infections that may be even higher.
“The first Covid-19 did not escape, it will never disappear. What changes is adaptation to it. We have a situation where we have a subvariant of Omicron, which in Europe it is increasing. There are no positive case figures where we need to pay attention.
The Omicron sub-variant A5 is currently active and will soon become dominant. This is not something new, as this wave has started in South Africa, from where it can be seen that the hospitalization rate has not increased. We also have Portugal, where the situation was the same.
We also expect growth in Albania, but not to lead to the situations we had in the past years. “Every wave is softer, we can not be compared with the Delta variant”, said Alimehmeti.
The epidemiologist gave the good news that Covid would turn into a standard virus, but did not give an answer as to when that would happen.
“We are not interested only in positive cases because it will return to those standard viruses, which will constantly, from time to time, reawaken the immunity, you will be positive, but it will not cause serious illness, which is the most important . When it happens that Covid will get into the standard viruses, we have no answer for that.