Mr. Vasilakopoulos noted that the fact that a large part of the citizens has not taken the third installment also plays an important role in the increase of cases.
Professor of Pulmonology and Intensive Care Theodoros Vasilakopoulos spoke about the course of the pandemic in Greece, as well as the increase in cases observed in recent days.
“There is a small epidemiological deterioration, which was largely expected because all measures to protect and curb the epidemic came. So it was logical that there would be an increase in cases “, the professor pointed out, speaking to Parapolitika 90.1.
“This was combined with the fact that not only in Greece, but also in the rest of Europe and elsewhere, strains 4 and 5 prevail, which are a little more contagious, we estimate around 10-15% more contagious,” he added.
Then Mr. Vasilakopoulos noted that an important role in the increase of cases is played by the fact that a large part of the citizens has not taken the third installment.
“Even now, people who have already had three vaccinations and are over 60, should go and take the 4th booster dose and not wait until October,” said Mr. Vasilakopoulos.
He also stressed that “the vaccine is no longer our only tool. There is, for example, the treatment with Pfizer pills, which pill is very effective “.
Finally, he said that “a vaccine is being developed, which will be common for the coronavirus and the flu, and there is hope that such a vaccine will be made.”
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