Former Minister of Health Muhammad Jawad Khalifa called for “adherence to preventive measures, ie putting on the muzzle, maintaining physical distancing and not mixing, especially after it became clear to us that the system in the body does not return directly to normal after the appearance of the negative PCR result and recovery from the injury, as the disease may leave Chronic effects even after recovering from it, “he said,” I don’t want people to be afraid, but they must pay attention. “In addition, Khalifa pointed out that “the first wave of the Corona virus did not end yet until the second wave began.”
In an interview on the “MTV”, Khalifa believed that “the closure to limit the spread of the virus is important and beneficial at this stage, especially with the hospital capacity reaching its peak in addition to the non-commitment of citizens to preventive measures and the increase in daily infections than the average,” pointing out that ” Starting from the tenth until the twentieth, the results of the closure and the extent of its effectiveness appear. He continued: “For the closure to be successful, it must be accompanied by a commitment on the part of the Lebanese people to the procedures.”
And he considered that “everyone is afraid and hesitant to make decisions,” and said: “In my opinion, the Minister of Health should take over the health status with experts, but leadership and decisions are in his custody only, while the advisors increase some points only after consulting with the minister.”
He said, “There are daily developments that we discover regarding infection with the Coronavirus, including the failure of the system in the body to return to normal immediately after the appearance of the negative result and recovery from the infection,” noting that “the disease may leave chronic effects even after recovering from it.”
Regarding the vaccine against Corona, which was recently reached, Muhammad Jawad Khalifeh said: “It turns out that the vaccine against Corona is an important scientific achievement and is effective, but there are some details and problems that have not yet been solved,” stressing “the need to be alert because the Corona problem exists even next year”.
On the other hand, in response to a question about whether he accepted being named Minister of Health in the upcoming government, he said: “I accept that I only be an advisor to the minister.”
He added, “In my opinion, the government should consist of purely political parties and not specialists. Specialization and science are a different matter from politics, and the parties should be up to the responsibility to take matters into place, and whoever seems to elect a border without a conscience by being passionate without a conscience.”
In addition, Khalifa believed that “there are no indications that the government will be born in light of the current local and regional circumstances.”