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Covid-19: 13 medical advisers to the Polish government resign, denouncing its inaction

2022-01-14T14:42:00.524Z

The resigning doctors denounce the government's "very limited" action in the face of the latest waves of Covid-19.



Thirteen of the seventeen members of the medical council for Covid to the Polish Prime Minister submitted their resignations on Friday January 14, accusing the populist national government of inaction in the face of the pandemic.

Read alsoCovid-19: Poland passes 100,000 deaths

The resigners justified their gesture by "

a lack of impact of the recommendations on the real action

" of the government, according to a press release reported by the PAP agency a few days after Poland, a country of 38 million inhabitants, exceeded the threshold of 100,000 Covid deaths.

A "very limited" action in the face of the threat of Omicron

The doctors blamed the government for "

a growing tolerance for the behavior of circles denying the threat of COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination in the fight against the pandemic, which has also been expressed by members of the government or government officials

”.

Doctors also blamed the government for "

very limited action in the face of the fall surge and then the threat of the Omicron variant, despite the huge number of deaths predicted

".

The resignations come after numerous calls from council members for the introduction of tougher restrictions in the face of the pandemic and a more active campaign in favor of vaccinations.

Several MPs from the ruling majority are openly opposed to vaccination and the government depends on their votes in parliament.

Read alsoOmicron: the hope of finally emerging from the pandemic

According to the Polish Ministry of Health, approximately 21.3 million Poles have been vaccinated with two doses.

More than 8 million of them have been vaccinated with a third dose.

In total, Poland has registered until Friday 4.28 million cases of infection, including 101,841 deaths.

Source: lefigaro

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