Nikos Karavelos said that “it is necessary to more actively vaccinate, tighten the protocol of sanitary measures, and not, Lord, celebrate the victory over the virus!”
On the ERT channel, the director of the 2nd intensive care unit G. Papanikolaou, Mr. Caravelos, made a real “boom”, vehemently commenting on the “non-compliance with measures and the inhibition of vaccination”, addressing the Deputy Minister of Health, Mina Gaga.
The expert described the situation in hospitals in northern Greece: “We are experiencing the 4th wave, one of the most difficult. We have 100% bed occupancy in intensive care units and 98% in regular wards. The pressure on the health care system is too high. The only hope is to control the pandemic outside the hospital. And to improve the situation, an increase in the number of vaccinations and the introduction of a mandatory vaccination protocol in a broader sense are required. It is necessary to supplement this list with new different categories and types of activities. Fear is what keeps most people from getting vaccinated. About 1,000,000 of our fellows are in need of vaccinations because the winter will be tragic. Duty is not what you feel when it comes to medical directives. A duty to oneself and to society is what is especially important in the current situation. “
Regarding the upcoming Agios Dimitrios festival and the parade on October 28, Mr. Karavelos commented, “This is not a parade or a glorification of saints. This is pandemonium. There will be great mobility, which neither the healthcare system nor our country needs at the moment. “