Κυριακή 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021
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NEWS:

COVID-19 EPIDEMIC GREECE

Slow but steady rise in COVID-19 cases, intubations, deaths stirs concerns
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Slow but steady rise in COVID-19 cases, intubations, deaths stirs concerns

The number of intubated patients is 379 – compared to 346 on 1 September - with a median age of 69. Of these, 90.24 percent are unvaccinated or have received just one dose.

Hike in COVID-19 deaths, intubation and Rt spurs heightened concerns
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Hike in COVID-19 deaths, intubation and Rt spurs heightened concerns

Meanwhile, in a bid to push unvaccinated healthcare workers to get the jab, the government has suspended vacation leave for hospital healthcare workers, EKAV ambulance workers, NPHO employees, and employees at primary healthcare facilities.

Number of COVID-19 intubated patients rises, daily confirmed cases nearly 3,500
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Number of COVID-19 intubated patients rises, daily confirmed cases nearly 3,500

In the last 24 hours, 14 people have died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 12,997. Of these patients, 95.2 percent had underlying medical conditions and/or were 70 years of age or older.

Government prepares emergency plan for possible COVID-19 super transmission
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Government prepares emergency plan for possible COVID-19 super transmission

Everyone realises that it is impossible to control the situation on the islands. There is little sense of individual responsibility and bars and night clubs are packed in the evening.

Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns
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Greece nears 13,000 deaths from COVID-19, over 200 hospital admissions in a day as epidemiological data spurs concerns

There were 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, compared to nine the previous day, while of the patients who died 78 years old is the mean age. As of today 12,948 people have died of SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the epidemic

Mykonos, Ios a step away from partial lockdown, intensive monitoring of six more islands
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Mykonos, Ios a step away from partial lockdown, intensive monitoring of six more islands

The measures will be similar to those implemented in Mykonos two weeks ago as the National Committee on COVID-19 has determined that there is heightened danger and that intensive monitoring is required.

Three million unvaccinated delay wall of immunity, danger of steep rise in hospitalisation in August
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Three million unvaccinated delay wall of immunity, danger of steep rise in hospitalisation in August

A Pulse poll indicated that the Delta variant has substantially increased the fear of those surveyed. Sixty percent responded that they are either very concerned (32 percent) or quite concerned (28 percent).

Editorial To Vima: Beyond all expectation
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Editorial To Vima: Beyond all expectation

Obviously, political developments will be dynamically affected. Nothing will be the same after this summer. Those who still peddle disaster scenarios are by all appearances off the mark. They must re-evaluate their stance and behaviour.

Editorial To Vima: Vaccines save lives
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Editorial To Vima: Vaccines save lives

For better or for worse, all other tools for checking the epidemic – especially protracted restrictions on movement and the closure of businesses – have brought fatigue to citizens and societies.

Editorial Ta Nea: A responsible Easter
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Editorial Ta Nea: A responsible Easter

Until the epidemiological situation improves, strict public health restrictions are necessary and we shall once again have to celebrate Easter on the balconies of our homes.

Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility
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Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility

Those who are bearing the brunt of the now raging epidemic have a duty to have all the necessary weapons in their arsenal so as not to lose ground in the battle against the virus.

Greece to continue rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over possible side-effects
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Greece to continue rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over possible side-effects

Use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Greece will continue 'steadily and with confidence', the head of the Greek National Vaccination Committee told a televised news conference today.

Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries
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Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries

Once again at a critical juncture in the life of our nation the prevailing environment is one of sterile political rivalries and irrational and often untimely demands.

Editorial Ta Nea: Choice
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Editorial Ta Nea: Choice

A disciplined implementation of public health measures against COVID-19 transmission is the only way for a speedy return to normalcy.

Editorial To Vima: Helping the have-nots and unable
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Editorial To Vima: Helping the have-nots and unable

Churches, municipalities, charitable networks, and humanitarian organisations have organised structures that are able to channel our charitable aid effectively.

Western Attica, Kozani lockdown extended as number of COVID-19 cases rise
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Western Attica, Kozani lockdown extended as number of COVID-19 cases rise

In the region of Kozani, there were 313 active cases. Of these, 49 have been hospitalised and their median age is nearly 53 years-old. Western Attica continues to have an exceptionally heavy viral load.

Magiorkinis: The COVID-19 Committee, society, the economy and the magic ‘political filter’
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Magiorkinis: The COVID-19 Committee, society, the economy and the magic ‘political filter’

In an exclusive interview with in.gr, tanea.gr, and tovima.gr, Professor Gkikas Magiorkinis details the major obstacles that arise in the effort to inform an often distrustful public about COVID-19.

Editorial To Vima: The new coronavirus and immunity to the pain (of others)
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Editorial To Vima: The new coronavirus and immunity to the pain (of others)

We have become indifferent to the fact that behind the numbers and cold data there are human beings with names who leave behind families, loved ones, and careers.

Editorial To Vima: No Age Discrimination in coronavirus spread
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Editorial To Vima: No Age Discrimination in coronavirus spread

Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) data show there are even 18-year old patients suffering from COVID-19 who are intubated in hospital ICUs.

Editorial To Vima: A time for unity and responsibility
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Editorial To Vima: A time for unity and responsibility

The national interest mandates unity and prudence in confronting the new virus which continues to plague the population.

Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour is just before dawn
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Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour is just before dawn

'We are living nights of Apocalypse. People are dying torturously and totally alone. We cannot catch up with our patient case load. We are fighting against time,' said one doctor.

Editorial To Vima: We shall all stay home, again
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Editorial To Vima: We shall all stay home, again

Throughout Europe including Greece the COVID-19 pandemic is placing an excessive burden on public health conditions and is necessitating new lockdowns everywhere.

Editorial To Vima: In defence of reason
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Editorial To Vima: In defence of reason

With the images of crowding and laxity in summer vacation resorts experts had no doubt either about the advent of a second wave or about the results of such reckless behaviour.

Rapid transmission of COVID-19 spreads fears as daily cases rapidly approach 2,000
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Rapid transmission of COVID-19 spreads fears as daily cases rapidly approach 2,000

Greece's National Public Health Organisation (EODY) recorded an additional five deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-to 19 from the beginning of the epidemic

Editorial To Vima: A cry of anxiety and hope
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Editorial To Vima: A cry of anxiety and hope

In this new battle against the “invisible enemy”, as the new coronavirus has become known, societies appear worn out and their patience and endurance are being exhausted.