China’s Wuhan city in emerging and soon the whole world under the influence of space coronavirus disease (Covidien-19) continued throughout the epidemic to combat the world, in Turkey brought from China ‘Coronovac’ vaccine are underway for the implementation of the whole of society. Following the safety tests carried out at the Ministry of Health Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Installation Laboratories, vaccines distributed to hospitals are applied to citizens who have made an appointment through the Central Physician Appointment System (MHRS) throughout the country.


On the other hand, experts warn citizens that attention should be paid to alcohol consumption so that the effect of the vaccine does not decrease. Professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Istanbul Kent University. Dr. Ayşe Willke Topcu said that alcohol should not be consumed before and after vaccination. Stating that it is important to be careful in terms of the protection level of the vaccine, Prof. Dr. Willke Topcu, “According to my medical equipment, alcohol should not be consumed 3 days before vaccination until 10 days after vaccination. “Alcohol disrupts the migration of immune system cells. Therefore, alcohol may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine,” he said.


Stating that in addition to the protection of the vaccine, alcohol consumption also affects the course of the disease. Dr. Willke Topcu, “In the literature, those who drink more than 12 times a week for men and 8 times a week for women are considered as heavy drinkers. In heavy drinkers, the disease is more severe and the effectiveness of the vaccine is low. Some people have alcohol in hand antiseptics. He thinks that consumption will kill the coronavirus. Alcohol reduces the movement of cells in the body’s immune system. It disrupts the functioning of the immune system. As such, it becomes easier to catch coronavirus disease. When alcohol is consumed, the sense of responsibility decreases and measures may not be taken, “he said.


Stating that such a large and unknown epidemic has not been experienced so far, Prof. Dr. Willke Topcu said, “I am a physician who has been working in the field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology for 44 years. I have not seen such an epidemic so far. In addition to the size of the Kovid-19 outbreak, there is a lot of confusion and information confusion, as there are many unknowns. One of these contradictory situations is the coronavirus and smoking relationship. In some scientific journals published in late March and early April, there were publications such as smoking caused the coronavirus to be mild, smokers got sick and died less. In America, they even considered sticking nicotine patches on healthcare professionals, but later studies have shown that this is not true, “he said.


Stating that there is information confusion about coronavirus, it is necessary to look for reliable sources. Dr. Willke Topcu, “It is necessary to trust the World Health Organization. When we look at the studies of the World Health Organization, it has been revealed that smoking has more harm than its benefits to the coronavirus. The rate of hospitalization and death termination is twice as high for smokers compared to non-smokers. Smoking destroys the protective layer of the respiratory tract. When this layer fails to function, infectious agents can progress from the respiratory tract to the lungs. Long-term smoking causes chronic obstructive diseases. In these diseases, Kovid-19 also progresses more severely. Smoking is also a social event. Three or five people come together and wear masks. “The infection environment is created for the virus,” he said.


On the other hand, adding that it is necessary to pay attention to the use of supplements and supplements, Prof. Dr. Willke Topcu, “There are too many people in the society who want to turn disaster into an opportunity. If you are deficient, take the necessary substances. For example, they say, ‘Vitamin D should be taken.’ If your blood is deficient in vitamin D, it should be supplemented, it is not right to use vitamins by rote, because too much vitamin is harmful. If you do not have any deficiencies, you should take precautions naturally by giving priority to a little more fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily life, “he said.

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