The first data from the research of the Omicron variant, which was told by the rector of EKPA and professor of the Athens Medical School Thanos Dimopoulos.
As the professor explained, the data currently available show that the Omicron variant is more contagious than the Delta.
“People who get sick are re-infected,” said Mr Dimopoulos, adding, however, that this option does not appear to have a severe clinical picture.
The EKPA rector stressed the need to accelerate vaccination. And when asked whether the virus escapes natural or artificial immunity, he replied: “Vaccines have been proven to provide adequate protection against severe illness and the need for hospitalization.”
“We must immediately return to the normal vaccination schedule in accordance with the program established by pediatricians for our children,” the professor said, commenting on the start of vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 with Pfizer exclusively.