The Delta mutation is only a matter of time before it spreads across the country, Athanasios Exadaktylos, president of the Panhellenic Medical Association ΠΙΣ and member of the Committee of Specialists, said today.
Speaking on the SKAI channel, the expert warned that if from 500,000 to 700,000 citizens over 50 years of age are not vaccinated, the 4th wave will be severe.
“We are already discussing a lot about the mandatory vaccination for certain categories, for example, health workers (υγειονομικοι),” said the president of ΠΙΣ. He even mentioned chefs who had to make certain vaccines in order to work as a typical example.
Mr. Exadaktylos stressed that a few weeks ago the percentage of unvaccinated citizens over 50 years old was 35%, now it has dropped to 25%. The expert noted that there is still time to prevent the severity of the fourth wave, since those who want to can receive the first dose of the vaccine even next week.
Mr Exadaktylos has called on key vaccination specialists to take responsibility, stating that they need to be aware that someone will not be able to get the surgery they need, or that a car accident victim may not find an intensive care unit if hospitals are full of patients. with coronavirus.
He warned that with outbreak of Delta mutation young people will be vaccinated, with some tragic exceptions, but older people will be seriously affected.
The specialist also said that from Wednesday information on the vaccination program at home with a unique Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be announced. Mr Exadaktylos confirmed that the committee had proposed a rapid test after returning from the islands, but the government has not made a decision as many of the islands are experiencing technical difficulties.