While the Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, expressed his optimism about the emergence of a vaccination against the emerging corona virus, he expected that “things will be more clear during the month of September, as the companies concerned in developing vaccines continue their work.”
Minister Al-Sabah said in a statement to Al-Rai that “the Public Health Department in coordination with the Supreme Consultative Committee is studying all options in this regard and the best that Kuwait can do, as there is continuous communication with international organizations and research institutions, but matters have not been resolved yet. ».
Yesterday, the Minister visited Kuwait International Airport, where he was briefed on preparations for the commercial restart of flights starting tomorrow.
On the possibility of a second wave of the virus in Kuwait, Minister Al-Sabah saw that “the occurrence of the second wave is not excluded, especially with the restart of the airport,” stressing that “the Ministry takes precautions for that.”
He pointed out that “the virus, according to the opinions of specialists, will not end. Rather, it will be the case of seasonal flu or H1N1 swine flu,” indicating that “it may not be necessary to vaccinate all people, but at least part of them.”
He reassured: “A lot of voices came up against the swine flu vaccine, and here it is today and nothing on it, as any vaccination does not go out to the market and is used only after its adoption internationally, so there is no need to worry about vaccinations, and the vaccine is the solution to the world from this pandemic.”
On the upcoming National Assembly elections, he said, “Everything is timely and the process is organized according to the general situation.”