Tzanakis: Of course, even the most contagious strains of the virus will come to Greece – What did he say about the cases
Nikos Tzanakis, Professor of Pulmonology, spoke today in a television interview about the outbreak of coronavirus cases and the fourth dose of the vaccine.
Mr. Tzanakis warned through the frequency of ANT1 that “there will be overlapping pandemic waves, with explanations that will put us on alert “. He noted that “We have been saying for a month that there will be such a pandemic wave in Greece, which is currently in progress “.
“The cause of the dependence on the cases is the mutated strains, especially the Omicron5, which has the highest contagion of all the other Omicron strains, in combination with the increased sociability and the events that take place. “Think that this year there will be three-year weddings, people will go to festivals and other events.” said Mr. Tzanakis, showing that the number of cases will remain high for quite some time.
At the same time, the Professor of Pulmonology rejected allegations of a general negative effect of the vaccine on the citizens to whom it has been administered, saying that one cannot say that the vaccine is responsible for anything negative, saying characteristically, “if someone wins the lottery, is the vaccine to blame?” ».
“The virus has another surprise in store for us. In Denmark and other countries there are other systems with high transmissibility and logically we have in Greece as well “, warned Mr. Tzanakis.
Regarding the confusion created for the fourth dose of the vaccine, after the initial announcement of the National Vaccination Committee, he stated that “there was a little confusion from the initial information”, but said that he clarified the landscape from the clarifications given on Thursday.
For the second booster dose at 30+
However, he said that he does not propose the administration of the so-called second booster dose to the general population aged 30 to 59 years, typically saying “I as a doctor, with the data I have, I have no reason to say to a 30-year-old, a 40-year-old . , a 50-year-old who has no underlying diseases, to do the fourth dose of the vaccine, since I have no proof that there are benefits “.