The vaccination program in Greece is developing at an intensive pace. Experts are sounding the alarm over the Delta coronavirus mutation, and the government is giving additional incentives to citizens to vaccinate, while warning of restrictive measures against those who refuse to get vaccinated.
Attempts continue to return to normal life in society and the economy. And now the decisive factor that gives more and more freedom is vaccination. Experts point to the risk of the 4th wave of coronavirus due to the transmission of the Delta mutation, so they emphasize the need to vaccinate citizens and create herd immunity in the summer.
Restrictive measures for the unvaccinated
For its part, the government, announcing thea high-level entertainment model: for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, launched a campaign to convince opponents of vaccination to take it.
The current position of Deputy Minister Akis Skertsu is indicative. Saying that “only 0.28% of those vaccinated have contracted the coronavirus”, he stressed that “the following restrictive measures, which will be taken if necessary, will be exclusively for the unvaccinated”:
“Horizontal restrictive measures will obviously no longer be used. The economy and society are not going to be “locked up” again to protect the unvaccinated, who have universal, free and easy access to vaccines. Any restrictive public health measures, local or partial, will only apply to the unvaccinated and (without financial support), while the vaccinated will gradually regain their normal rhythm of life and begin to live as before the pandemic, having received the rights in which they were limited in previous months. “
Georgiadis: If there is a pandemic in winter, it will be a complete collapse of the economy
“Great truth, no matter how unpleasant it sounds,” Adonis Georgiadis said yesterday on OREN, reflecting the government’s concerns about the fourth wave of coronavirus expected in September.
The Development Minister stressed that the Greek government, like the rest of the world, is concerned about the Delta mutation, which, according to scientists, will prevail in Europe by the end of the summer. Our country is already experiencing the effects of the situation in the UK, as the increase in cases and travel restrictions in the UK is affecting tourism.
In these circumstances, a new lockdown in the fall will have a very serious impact on the Greek economy, which is trying to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Hence the solutions about the work of restaurants and entertainment establishments only for the vaccinated… By no means does the government want economic life to “freeze” again, and, according to competent sources, “everything that needs to be done to avoid it will be done.”
Vaccination recommendations for children 15 to 17 years old
“We will immediately offer vaccinations to children between the ages of 15 and 17,” said Wana Papaevangelu, professor of childhood infectious diseases and member of the committee of specialists, today.
“There is an idea to offer vaccination of children from 15 to 17 years old. So far, we have vaccinated young people over 18 years of age. We will insist on this and are in the final stages of discussing the wording of the proposal, ”said Ms. Papaevangelu in an interview on SKAI.
“Children can become infected and transmit the virus as they grow up, especially after 12 years, and the likelihood of transmission increases depending on how advanced their symptoms are,” the expert said.
As a member of the EMA Vaccination Committee explained, the green light has been given to vaccinate children aged 12 to 16, while Pfizer’s vaccine has been approved since last year for children over 16. However, vaccination should be mandatory. “
One infects nine and nine infects 81
Athanasios Exadaktylos, President of the Pan-Hellenic Medical Association, touching mutationswho bother Europe, spoke about the transmissibility of the Delta mutation and gave a shocking example:
In the first phase of covid, 1 person infected four, and four – sixteen people. The British strain was 50% more active: that is, one infected six, and six – thirty-six others.
Delta mutation 50% more active than the British strain: one infects nine, and nine – 81..