Attica: 70% infected with the Omicron strain

“The new Omicron strain is already prevalent, at least in Attica,” said Athanasios Tsakris, professor of microbiology at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA). Speaking on SKAI 100.3 radio, Mr. Tsakris said that last week, based on samples taken in Attica, it turned out that the share of the Omicron variant among the infected […]

Expert: “We do not know if Omicron is detected by rapid tests and self-diagnostics.”

Eleni Yamarelloe, professor emeritus of pathology and president of the Greek Society of Chemotherapy, claims that one in ten people infected with the Omicron strain is asymptomatic. The professor expresses grave concern over the discovery of the new strain, stating that “it remains to be seen whether rapid tests detect the Omicron mutation.” Confirming the […]

Greek Epidemiology Committee to Meet for Additional Action

The Epidemiological Committee of the Greek Ministry of Health will meet on Monday 27 December, in the context of ongoing epidemiological surveillance and assessment of the condition caused by the Omicron strain. The committee is reported to be seriously concerned about a significant new exacerbation of the pandemic. He will review the epidemiological data and […]

Airlines around the world canceled thousands of flights on Christmas Eve

Airlines around the world canceled at least 2,401 flights yesterday, on Christmas Eve, which FlightAware.com estimates is usually a busy day at airports. Almost 10,000 more flights have been postponed. According to the same source, 1,779 flights worldwide were canceled for Christmas, as well as 402 more scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday. Flights to / from […]

Omicron: Expert Uncertainty with Pathogenicity Assessment

The Sage Scientific Advisory Group estimates that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus should be about 90% less pathogenic than the Delta strain. However, not all so simple. The protection against Omicron has been found to weaken after 10 weeks. Epidemiologists, based on two new British studies, found that people infected with Omicron are 40-70% […]

What awaits us in 2022: what additional measures are being considered by the authorities

The authorities of the country, wishing all citizens “happy holidays” with additional measures introduced, nevertheless express concern about the Omicron mutation. In Greece, 17 cases of the new variant of the coronavirus are currently officially diagnosed. And while Megaro Maximu’s government mansion rejects the possibility of a new isolation, what is happening in Europe is […]

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