Poland doing well but needs to work out exit strategy: analyst

Journalist and writer Grzegorz Lindenberg in an interview with PolandIN says Poland is coping with the pandemic but needs to proceed to work out an exit strategy from lockdown. He observes however that Poland is behind in terms of numbers tested.

See full interview here.

Mr Lindenberg acknowledges that Poland after 16 days of the epidemic is doing better than most west European states in terms of numbers infected and fatalities. He observes however that Poland is behind in terms of numbers tested.

Grzegorz Lindenberg is concerned that the Polish and international data on numbers of fatalities and those in intensive care may not be directly comparable.

Need for exit strategy

The analyst believes that it is not possible to maintain the present strict lockdown for long. He proposes a three-pronged strategy for making that lockdown far more selective in future weeks and months. According to Mr Lindenberg that approach should consist of markedly increasing the numbers of tests, a far bigger operation to track the contacts of those infected and finally limiting severe isolation purely to those over 60 or with immune deficiencies. The rest of the population would then be able to return to relatively normal life applying social distancing and personal hygiene precautions.

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