Greece: Six people aged 18 to 39 died from COVID-19 in one week

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The president of the Panhellenic Medical Association, Athanasios Exadaktylos, sounded the alarm bell for the spread of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people when speaking on OPEN TV.

Against the background of the most COVID-19 cases ever recorded in Greece on Tuesday, Exadaktylos called on people to be vaccinated en masse.

"If everyone was vaccinated, in the intensive care unit we would only have 10 to 20 people," he said.

"The reality is very clear. We have two adult populations in our country, vaccinated and unvaccinated.

"If they were all vaccinated, the intensive care unit would have only 10 to 20 people.

"The numbers are slowly but steadily increasing."

He also explained that "there is a discussion in the world community about the effectiveness of the vaccine and the necessity of a third dose.

"It is a pity that people are lost. 32 died yesterday and they were unvaccinated.

"We have a part of the population that stubbornly says that it wants to listen only to beliefs and not to scientists.

"If a large part of the world's population is not vaccinated, we will have new mutations all the time."

Exadaktylos also explained that an 80-85% vaccination rate is now needed for the wall of immunity to be achieved because of mutations.

"In one week we lost six people aged 18 to 39", he said, noting that a 12-year-old child is in the intensive care unit due to coronavirus.

He also assured that none of the vaccines used are in the experimental stage.

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