Anestis Kiulpalis, director of the intensive care unit of Venizelio Hospital (Βενιζέλειο Νοσοκομείο), said a 49-year-old man from Heraklion, who was fully vaccinated and had no underlying medical conditions, died this morning from developing pulmonary embolism.
“He had one of the rare but possible complications of coronavirus – pulmonary embolism. This is one of those fatal incidents. And despite the fact that our patient was a young healthy man, unfortunately, he passed away, ”said Mr Kiulpalis in an interview with SKAI Crete 92.1 and added that this is a similar case with the first coronavirus victim in Crete, a German professor.
The doctor hastened to urge citizens to be vaccinated and not to be afraid: “There should not be an impression that the vaccination is not worth it because of the death of a vaccinated person. Such cases are an exception, but, unfortunately, they do happen. Although vaccines have lost their original high potency due to mutations, they remain an excellent defense against the virus. ”
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man with coronavirus, who was suffering from underlying medical conditions and was not vaccinated, ended up at Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki. Despite being intubated yesterday, his condition deteriorated sharply, leading to death.