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Especially to society itself to be prepared for a new corona wave, says Kuipers

According to Kuipers, there are still hospitals that do not have a good plan for scaling up care if the virus returns. In the catering industry, too, insufficient thought is given to options to remain open safely.

One sector where things are going well, says Kuipers, is education. “They have fantastic plans there for low-threshold testing, better ventilation in classrooms and even shifting holidays when there is a peak infection.”

Testing and vaccination

Kuipers wants to stay away from heavy measures as much as possible next winter. But if the mandatory wearing of a mask on public transport and a new round of vaccinations can help, then these are measures that hurt as little as possible.

Such a round of vaccinations and large-scale testing by the GGDs can be set up within six weeks, according to Kuipers. According to the minister, due to the impending new wave, the Netherlands must also take into account a high absenteeism due to illness in the autumn.

Especially to society itself to be prepared for a new corona wave, says Kuipers
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