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Then, let's discuss this a little more with Cho Dong-chan, a medical reporter.



Q. What if the number of confirmed cases increases?



[Cho Dong-chan / Medical reporter (specialist): So, the government prepared an emergency plan. He said that he would consider suspending daily recovery if the hospital beds or critically ill beds are more than 75% full or the daily number of confirmed cases exceeds 5,000. Just like now, wear a mask, wash your hands, etc. In addition, home treatment is bound to increase. Since many hospitals are needed, cooperation with nearby hospitals is very important.]



Q. How long is the quarantine pass valid?



[Cho Dong-chan / Medical reporter (specialist): From next month, additional vaccinations will start for those in their 50s and Janssen inoculations. This is because the effectiveness of prevention decreases over time. If the quarantine pass does not have an expiration date, the power of booster vaccination will decrease. An official from the quarantine authorities said that the validity period of the quarantine pass was determined to be six months for those who recovered from the corona virus. However, the person who completed the vaccination has not yet been determined. In the United States, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health, said it would be more than six months, but there has been no official announcement yet, and the European Union is setting the validity period as one year. In Korea, it will probably be between 6 months and 1 year. If the additional vaccination interval is different for each type of vaccine, the validity period should also be different.



Q. 12-17 years old Low vaccination rate, what to do?



[Cho Dong-chan / Medical reporter (specialist): Yes, now the quarantine pass is applied to those under the age of 18.

Although the intention is to eliminate discrimination, it cannot induce vaccination.

The vaccination rate for 12-17 year-olds is 14%, and the reservation rate for 12-15 year-olds is 25.7%, which is lower than expected.

Therefore, there is also an intervention proposal that requires that children under the age of 18 only be granted a vaccine pass when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has completed vaccination.

Most of all, I think the quarantine authorities need to alleviate some of the concerns about side effects.

One of the rare but possible side effects in children and adolescents is heart inflammation.

If you detect this early and take the medicine early, you will get better, so I think the quarantine authorities need to show that they are doing well in this area.]  



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