The controversy over the feasibility of the ban is causing a whirlwind between “health” and epidemiologists


Mahmoud Tarawneh

Amman – A big whirlwind and splashing and beating under the belt witnessed the health square a few days ago between Minister of Health Firas Al-Hawari and a number of epidemiologists, viruses and thoracic experts, most notably former Minister of Health Saad Kharabsheh and epidemiologist Azmi Governorate.
The quick responses of the Minister Al-Hawari in exchange for the scientific criticisms presented by experts have contributed greatly to the widening gap of confidence between the ministry and the people, so the demands related to the abolition of the partial and comprehensive ban as it is useless, and focus on the procedures and protocols that the Ministry of Health must follow to prevent the infiltration of new strains into Kingdom, including the Indian dynasty.
These experts are calling for an institutionalized acceleration of vaccination procedures prior to the arrival of the third peak and the leakage of large cases of the Indian strain to the Kingdom.
Acting Chairman of the Doctors Syndicate, Chairman of the Medical Syndicate, Muhammad Rasool Al-Tarawneh, criticized the home quarantine regarding the injured of the Indian ancestry, calling on the Ministry of Health to implement institutional quarantine protocols.
In a statement to Al-Ghad, Al-Tarawneh also called on the Ministry of Health to expedite the vaccination operations for the Coronavirus vaccine in an institutionalized manner, not individually.
The Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari, confirmed in press statements that the study prepared by former Minister Saad Al-Kharabsheh “was presented during the meeting of the Epidemiology Committee, and it contained a fatal error questioning the validity of its results.”
Al-Hawari pointed out that the study was based on examining the weeks in which the Friday ban was canceled on January 15th, and it was more appropriate for the one who prepared the study to leave at least 6 weeks. Here, a period of time was included during the study that is a fact that reflects the reality of the ban.
He indicated that it would have been better for the study to start in February and not in January, so that its results would be accurate and correct, stressing “the need to keep the discussions of the National Epidemiology Committee within it, and if no one can convince the rest of his opinion, it remains His opinion is personal, and the opinion remains for the majority in the committee.
He noted that “coming out with opinions that contradict the committee does not address the scene and undermine the citizens’ confidence in the committee,” denying that the study conducted on the impact of Friday’s ban on the epidemiological situation had any effect on their exit from the committee, and some of those who conducted it are still members.
And the statements of Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari on the twenty-third of last March in which he announced that the number of “Corona” injuries would increase daily until the end of April and after this announcement, less than a week, the cases began to decrease dramatically, not after at least five weeks. Minister announced.
Experts considered that this indicates that completely identical curves do not exist because, if they were real, they would have been able to accurately predict for the next month as they were completely identical for the previous nine months.
For his part, a specialist in chest, critical care and sleep diseases, Dr. Muhammad Hassan Al-Tarawneh, said that the study announced by Minister of Health Firas Al-Hawari “is information that is collected and studied on the ground, and after reviewing it by scientists and specialists, it is published in an accredited journal after approval, except that what he talked about The minister is not a study, but a model based on assumptions and expectations and is not based on realistic data.
Tarawneh added, “The injuries decreased because the curve has reached its climax and this is what is happening all over the world. Instead of increasing the hours of partial unjustified ban, the hours of vaccination, which is the only weapon to confront the third wave, must be increased,” noting that countries in the world have begun to return to normal life because Realizing that the only solution is vaccination, and gaining the public’s trust through education and not by intimidation.
He explained that if the aim of the partial evening ban and the Friday ban without scientific evidence or study on Jordanian society is to reduce the number of infections and break the chains of infection among members of society by reducing communication, “Jordan is the second highest Arab country with the numbers of injuries after Iraq and the 34th country around the world. “.
Tarawneh wondered about the desired benefit of people gathering to buy things in very large numbers between four and six in the evening every day, the huge numbers in the markets and malls on Thursday evening, and gatherings and evening gatherings at home due to the ban.
He pointed out that it is noticeable that the first wave did not end until a second, more severe wave began immediately, and the reason is that this type of ban has adverse effects, “and there will be a third wave if the frequency of vaccination and vaccination centers is not increased because the only weapon to confront the third wave is the vaccine. It is not counter-productive partial intermittent bans.
For his part, immunologist Dean Abdel-Nour said that the Ministry of Health should “examine all positive cases for all types of mutations and mutations, which are usually 30% of the total tests, according to informed sources in the Ministry of Health.”
“Any case where there is a mutation must be considered before it is defined as a danger, and the infected and contacts must be effectively quarantined,” he added.
Al-Ghad tried to contact Health Minister Firas Al-Hawari to obtain a comment on the case, but it was not possible to do so despite repeated attempts.


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