With only the strong recommendation for the use of a mask
The question of AVGIS remained unanswered in yesterday’s briefing of the Ministry of Health for the third dose of the vaccine, as a series of questions is created to the citizens about whether it is necessary.
In a previous briefing on the course of vaccinations, the president of the National Committee Maria Theodoridou and the secretary general Primary Health Care Marios Themistokleous had noted that the citizen who has done the two installments is considered vaccinated. However, there is a common assumption that after six months the body’s defense decreases, which is why the booster dose was approved.
The above contradiction runs the risk of sending the wrong message to citizens that they are safe when they have reduced antibodies.
In this remark, M. Theodoridou replied that whoever has done the two installments is considered protected. “The fact that the antibodies are falling and there is a six-month milestone for a repeat dose does not mean that the person is unprotected,” he said, adding that he did not know the exact level of antibodies that are considered protective.
It was added that at this stage we are talking about how one can protect oneself and enter into the equation of the issue of age and status. “It simply came to our notice then. “It does not mean that after six months there is no protection.”
In the second question of AVGIS to M. Themistokleous, about the blocked citizens who have made the first installment and did not offer the second one (which we had highlighted in Saturday’s paper), the secretary general Primary Health Care stated that after the establishment of the committee they can go ahead and make the second installment. However, it was not clarified whether they should not enter the platform through conversion or ascent alone.
Simultaneously flu and coronavirus vaccine
There is no problem with the simultaneous administration of the flu vaccine with the corresponding coronavirus, as clarified by Maria Theodoridou, there was no time limit between two vaccines. He also stressed that one vaccine does not protect against the infection of the other.
The fact that the flu did not see us last year does not mean that you will not visit us this year, said the chairman of the National Vaccination Committee, stressing that we should not have confidence in the flu virus.
Social automation from Plevri
At the same time, Thanos Plevris continues the tactic of dividing society in full harmonization with the government strategy, as he put himself again against the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, announcing privileges and restrictions.
The Minister of Health, speaking to SKAI, admitted that “the places that only accept vaccinated people should have a freer framework”, essentially acknowledging the failures of the government. He added that “where they are fully vaccinated, so the risk of transmission or transmission itself will not have the same burden, there we should have a regime of greater freedom, much greater, that is, to reach the point of normalcy.”
The new operating framework for vaccinated and non-vaccinated will be discovered on Wednesday.
In moderation the … strong recommendation in the parades
The normal conduct of the intervention of October 28 was announced yesterday by the Minister of Interior, Makis Voridis, speaking on public television and referring to a decision that will be announced in the coming days.
By comparison, it was reported that most of the activities were currently open, while it was used for the purchase of demonstrations and rallies to express its support for the interventions. He added that in the October 28 parade “the dominant measure will be the strong recommendation to use a protective mask”.
It is recalled that for several days now scientists have expressed negatively about the possibility of holding parades, as it is considered a first-class opportunity to transmit the virus. Besides, the memories from last year’s events in Thessaloniki are fresh, when the interventions in combination with the synchronicity in the events for the celebration of Agios Dimitrios contributed significantly to the intensity of the catastrophic second wave.
On the part of Thanos Plevris, he stated that the priority is not to close any social activity, however he avoided stating with certainty what will happen.