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Strategy for handling covid-19 until the spring of 2023
As part of our national covid-19 response, a strategy with 8 focus areas has been developed in the response to the coronavirus. Each focus area contains a basic level and an escalation level. The basic level is a basic package of tools that help keep the epidemic under control while supporting rapid escalation of efforts in the event of a worsening epidemic situation. The basic level is described in the strategy as the current level of epidemic management. This strategy for handling covid-19 applies to 2022 and the 1st quarter of 2023.
Separate focus on protecting the elderly and vulnerable citizens.
If there is an increase in infections with variants similar to omicron. Not expected to affect health care more than in the previous wave of omicron. The current infection with BA.5 can possibly be seen as a precursor to this.
If there is an increase in infections with variants similar to delta. Higher risk of a large disease burden in relation to infections, with derived effects on the healthcare system compared to scenario 1. Highest risk for the elderly and vulnerable. Vaccination is expected to reduce the risk of severe illness.
Introduction of a new variant that significantly evades existing immunity and causes widespread disease (similar to omicron) and possibly serious illness (new severe variant). It is difficult to assess the risk of whether the disease will become widespread and/or severe. Vaccination is expected to reduce the risk of severe illness to some extent.
The Epidemic Commission sets the risk level based on input from the health authorities.
Following a new risk assessment the Epidemic Commission evaluates whether there is a basis for the government to escalate the effort.
Transparency regarding risk levels and the Epidemic Commission's assessments is crucial for both business and cultural institutions in relation to preparation of potential measures and contingency plans within the sectors.
Primary indicators for adjusting risk level