Containing the spread of the coronavirus infection remains an important imperative. But it will be more productive if we act in solidarity, without unnecessary emotions and suspicions.
- Immunity. Almost all countries, including Belarus, are far from the threshold of herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2, which means that the readiness of health services and anti-infective preventive measures must be maintained.
- Mortality. The infection mortality rate from the novel coronavirus in Europe does not exceed 1.5%; many studies estimate it within the range of 0.3-0.7%.
- Grey area. There is a significant ‘grey area’ in determining CoViD deaths. Often, it is difficult to establish a causal link between infection and death with a high probability. The grey area can be a factor of various biases, either towards understating the number of CoViD deaths, or towards overstating them.
- Realism. Containing the spread of the coronavirus infection remains an important imperative, but it will be more prod