Athanasios Exadaktylos, President of the Panhellenic Medical Association, revealed “the positive aspects of privileges for the vaccinated” and talked about the possibility of transmission of the Delta mutation.
In an interview with MEGA, the specialist answered the question about mutations that are troubling Europe, meaning the spread of the Delta mutation, and gave a shocking example:
In the first phase, covid 1 infected four, and four – sixteen people. The British strain turned out to be 50% more active: that is, one infected six, six – thirty-six others.
Delta mutation 50% more active than the British strain: one infects nine, and nine infects 81.
At noon on Tuesday, the government announced the changes coming from July 15th. The vaccinated people will have more freedom as a “reward” for taking responsibility.
Mr. Exadaktylos said he did not know if these measures would work, but clarified that those who have been vaccinated should not be deprived of certain freedoms.
“This was done because vaccinated people have abilities that they lacked. A way had to be found so that they would not lose their potential. Otherwise, we will constantly live in restrictions. The most productive is the stadium. Those who want to buy a season ticket after the announcement of Olympiacos will be vaccinated, this will definitely be an incentive. I don’t know about the rest, ”the expert said, explaining that the gathering of the vaccinated in one place (room) does not create any problems.
“At the end of August we will reach 70%”
Mr. Exadaktylos also spoke about the vaccination progress. He argued that the pace should not slow down in July and August. If all goes well by the end of August, the vaccinated rate is expected to be 70%.
“We have 37.3% fully vaccinated. And 11% with the first dose, so we now have such measures (partial). Vaccinations are performed at a frequency of 1% per day and can be performed at a frequency of 1.5%. We also have single dose vaccinations. Do not slow down in July and August, because the number of people wishing to get vaccinated will dwindle and we will have people who postpone vaccination. By the end of August, we can reach 70%. If we continue to use 1% per day, after 60 days we will add another 30%, ”he explained.
Expert: “Vaccinated people are not at risk of serious illness and death”
Nikos Tsanakis, professor of pulmonology at the University of Crete, also raised the issue of vaccination among faculty members, while expressing concerns about the Delta mutation, which appears to mainly affect young people who have not been vaccinated.
“The Delta strain has been in Crete for three weeks now. It all started with three incidents, and now their number has increased, almost doubling every 10 days. All of them are under 30 years old, there are a few cases up to 15 years old, even children 8 years old, while most of them are between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. Fortunately, almost none of them have been hospitalized, ”he characterized characteristically on the SKY channel.
When asked if children can have serious complications as a result of the Delta mutation, he stressed that all coronaviruses in rare cases can cause Kawasaki disease and other cardiovascular diseases. “Getting sick, even if it is asymptomatic, is not the best option for a child, because such problems can occur 1–1.5 months after the initial illness. And here there is an urgent need to vaccinate adults so as not to get infected from children. After all, they still have to be sent to school in September. And then what will happen to unvaccinated teachers, parents, grandparents? ”Concluded Mr. Tsanakis.