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Beyoglu Taksim Square has received an influx of those who know the opportunity for good weather.

With the spring sun, the air temperature has risen to 24 degrees today. Taksim Square has become a favorite place for those who know the opportunity for good weather.

There is almost no place left to step on Istiklal Street. The density of tourists in Taksim also attracted attention. After the mask requirement was lifted, it was seen that the vast majority of the crowd was not wearing masks.


Member of the Scientific Council of the Corona virus, Professor Doctor explained that there was also a decrease in hospitalization rate and intensive care occupancy rates. “It is necessary to continue using masks indoors in crowded areas, in social areas, but I don’t think there is much need or benefit to wear masks outdoors anymore,” said Professor Doctor, who also explained the use of masks.

Professor Doctor said that the danger with the Covid-19 pandemic has not fully passed, but the relevant process has developed in a positive way.


Noting that the virus is still circulating and positive cases have been reported, Professor Doctor said:

“The Covid-19 related process is developing in a positive way. I think it will be better in the coming summer period. There are still positive cases of the virus still circulating, but the number of cases has gradually decreased, it is decreasing. Unfortunately, we still have citizens we have lost, their number is decreasing, but we still continue to lose a certain number of citizens every day. In general, almost all of us have noticed that the severity of the disease has decreased, now it has turned into a disease such as a cold, flu, flu.

A very severe picture does not arise, especially for those who have been vaccinated, young people, those who do not have chronic diseases. Hospitalization rates intensive care occupancy rates decreased. It seems to have returned to the figures of that period more or less to the period before the pandemic. Which means that this disease has become commonplace now. In other words, it shows that it has become an ordinary cyclical disease, like other respiratory viruses.

Vaccination is of great importance here. At the same time, of course, the mutation of the Omicron variant caused the virus to greatly lose its potential to cause disease. Therefore, if we look at the situation from two years ago to a year ago, we all already realize that it is quite good. Prohibitions restrictions are no longer on our agenda everyone has returned to their normal lives.”


Stating that individual precautions must be followed, Professor Doctor said as follows:

“It is necessary to comply with individual measures. Because it can lead to severe and fatal outcomes, especially in unvaccinated people and people with chronic diseases, the elderly over the age of 65, and people with an immunosuppressive disease or receiving immunosuppressive therapy. From that point of view, it is necessary to protect these people. Even if we ourselves do not fall into the risky group, there is a person around us who we love, a close person, a friend, a friend, a neighbor, a relative in such a risk group, there is a person around us all.

So, when we don’t pay attention, maybe we won’t get a serious illness, but we can cause these people around us to get the disease and even die. In that respect need to be considered. It is necessary to continue using masks indoors in crowded areas, social areas, but I don’t think there is much need or benefit to wearing masks outdoors anymore.

We should try not to enter as many crowded indoor spaces that are not well ventilated as much as possible, or if we have a job, we need to do our job and get out as soon as possible. As long as we pay attention to these things, I think we will go towards a better situation in the summer when the weather warms up.”


Noting that there are different developments related to the epidemic in the world, Professor Doctor said, “There are also different developments related to the epidemic in the world. Serious increases in the number of cases began to be reported, especially in the countries of the far East. Especially in countries where very strict measures are applied and society is well protected from infection, vaccination is also insufficient, or if a long time has passed since vaccination, we see that an epidemic has started again.

However, we are informed that the potential of this spreading virus to cause disease is low, as is the case with Omicron, usually the predictions are in this direction. When there are a lot of cases, severe cases come out of it, whether you want to or not, there are deaths. The danger has not passed, but I believe that the process will continue to move in a positive direction and will gradually become a more ordinary disease,” was said.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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