Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Serdar Öztora said to the AA correspondent that the complete closure is important in terms of controlling the increase rate of the epidemic.
Stating that no one should have a question mark on the necessity of closing, Öztora stated that the more the rules are followed, the less likely it will be for a new closure.
Stating that there may be some social difficulties during the closure period, Öztora said, “It is useful to be careful about the more fragile population, such as the elderly and children. The situation in which the elderly are most distressed or afraid is to be isolated or ignored. This is really a source of distress for them. That is why we should pay special attention to our elders during this period. Even if the vast majority of them are vaccinated, we should still take care of our elders without abandoning cleaning, masks and distance measures. ” said.
Öztora stated that instead of visiting the elderly people, meeting with them every day, asking about their problems and making video calls will be very beneficial for the elderly in this process.
Stating that it is also important to find an occupation to keep themselves busy at home, Öztora continued as follows:
“The only thing our elderly people are afraid of is to be alone. Worries about what to do if something happens to them. Actually, they do not need to worry about this. Because all health institutions are working. Pharmacies are open. Nearby markets and grocery stores are open. They will not have any problems. Urgent and usual. In such cases, the centers they can apply to will be open. In fact, they do not have to worry about it. “
“We need to pay special attention to our children”
Öztora stated that there are more issues that need attention regarding children.
Stating that there are many studies on the effects of closure and epidemic periods on children, Öztora said, “It has been shown that children can give more advanced findings from very simple unrest. Therefore, we need to pay special attention to our children. We say, ‘Unfortunately, it’s time for technology.’ Our children can attend school all day in front of the screen. If they continue to spend their spare time in front of the screen again, they are more likely to experience these troubles. ” used the expressions.
Emphasizing that families have important duties regarding children, Öztora said:
“It is very important for families to spend quality time with their children and to engage in activities. Maybe everyone could retreat to the TV or do something else in the past due to the exhaustion of the day, but it is important to use the time together in this period. Peer groups are also very important for the social development of children. “Children want to run outside and play ball. But especially for those who live in places like apartments, the time and games they spend with their families will be much more beneficial and effective.”