Covid-19: Exemption from isolation of Quebecs considered protected

Since Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSS) has relaxed its order (New window) Regarding case and contact management, despite the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 causing variance Highly contagious delta It rose 66% in Canada this week.

Relaxation of health activities also affects people with COVID-19 disease. If these individuals have been diagnosed for more than six months, they must have received at least one dose of the vaccine to be exempt.

If the six-month period is not over yet, no dose of vaccine is required to benefit from this New Testament.

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A recent order on case and contact management introduces the concept of “protection,” which refers to reducing the risk of transmission to others following vaccination or previous infection.

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Unnoticed, this new ministerial order, issued on June 15, attracted attention, as Canadian players were double-vaccinated, so those with immunity were able to play the third game of the semi-finals despite being contaminated with COVID-19. Their head coach, Dominic Ducharm.

Because they are fully vaccinated, the risk is reduced and they no longer need to be isolated. CIUSSSS de l’Estrie, Regional Director of Public Health Dr. Alain Bourier explains. This is an exampleIncentive to receive 2nd dose, Says Dr. Fourier.

Dr. Alain Fourier via video conference.

According to Dr. Alain Fourier, the new measure will encourage Quebecs to register for a second injection of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Opinions vary

As the corona virus outbreak in Quebec continues to grow, New research shows that when a person is protected by the vaccine, there is very little spread, explains Dr. Pourier. That doesn’t mean you won’t [la maladie], But the probability is very low, we always talk about risk management.

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Despite the encouraging indicators of the evolution of the epidemic Vaccine improvement, Roxanne Borges da Silva, a professor at the University of Montreal School of Public Health, warns.

There is no evidence yet to facilitate this type of health control, he defends. Research The impact of catching and spreading COVID when you are vaccinated is not yet complete. Warns the professor.

In an environment where 75% of people are not vaccinated, this is a risk.

An excerpt from:Roxanne Borges da Silva is a professor at the University of Montreal School of Public Health

Ms. Borges da Silva cited the example of an elderly man who was said to have acquired total immunity from two doses of the vaccine, who was unaware of the virus and visited his family, where one of the members was immunocompromised. Having received only one dose, So he may develop severe symptoms and be admitted to the hospital, She expects.

Complete vaccination protection is essential to reduce the risk of transmission before changing health rules.

Be careful Do not cut corners, He said the UK was in danger of following the forced situation Postpone its decay Due to the improvement of the delta variance.

A solution? Rapid antigenic testing, he recommends, This can be an additional safety net if all people are checked before entering stadiums, limited spaces and workplaces.

With information from Alexis Cogan and Jagadri Sarbonno

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