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PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES

Editorial Ta Nea: The need for personal responsibility, again
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Editorial Ta Nea: The need for personal responsibility, again

The new measures concerning the wearing of masks, tele-work, restaurants, and athletics venues are not yet being implemented and will be instituted at the start of the new year.

Editorial To Vima: The year in review, an accounting
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Editorial To Vima: The year in review, an accounting

At the beginning of 2021, all those involved in managing the public health crisis had the illusion that the COVID-19 pandemic was coming to an end and that everything would be better by summer.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mixed messages on pandemic
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mixed messages on pandemic

It is perhaps more important than ever to limit the mixed messages regarding public health measures that may be required. That way, no one will be confused and no one will be exposed.

Sarigiannis projects 4,000 COVID-19 deaths by end of year, total over 20,000
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Sarigiannis projects 4,000 COVID-19 deaths by end of year, total over 20,000

Sarigiannis said that horizontal restrictions would reduce the number of deaths, as contacts would be totally severed, but one would still have a high volume of new infections in the immediate future.”

Mitsotakis announces partial lockdown on unvaccinated, tougher enforcement in ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’
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Mitsotakis announces partial lockdown on unvaccinated, tougher enforcement in ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

With one of the main criticisms of the government’s handling of the pandemic being lax enforcement of existing measures, Mitsotakis announced that authorities will intensify monitoring of implementation.

Government reluctant to impose new restrictions on unvaccinated, mulls other measures
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Government reluctant to impose new restrictions on unvaccinated, mulls other measures

On the one hand it says it is waiting to assess the effectiveness of existing measures, and on the other it notes that epidemiological indices appear to have stabilised slightly over the last few days.

Editorial Ta Nea: The only way
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Editorial Ta Nea: The only way

Recommendations will not suffice. One must examine restrictive measures targeting mainly the unvaccinated, as they are five times more likely to fall ill and ten times more likely to die than those who are vaccinated.

Committee on COVID-19: Masks outdoors mandatory only in crowds, recommends self-test before return from islands
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Committee on COVID-19: Masks outdoors mandatory only in crowds, recommends self-test before return from islands

There was heightened concern about tourists on the islands after 14 cases of COVID-19 returning from IOS were detected in sample testing yesterday evening at the Port of Rafina.

Sudden hike in confirmed COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spreads, nearly 1,800 in last 24 hours
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Sudden hike in confirmed COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spreads, nearly 1,800 in last 24 hours

It seems that the Delta variant has played a major role in the sudden increase in cases in Greece and experts expect it to be the predominant variant in August.

COVID-19 in our lives: Vaccines, self-tests, rapid tests and masks all at once?
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COVID-19 in our lives: Vaccines, self-tests, rapid tests and masks all at once?

We twist nose swabs in our nostrils and our children’s. With needles and pins in the hands after vaccination, at work we have a rapid test twice weekly along with a daily statement that you don’t have COVID-19.

Government faces dual challenge of return to normalcy, checking COVID-19 epidemic
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Government faces dual challenge of return to normalcy, checking COVID-19 epidemic

There is a potentially explosive combination of newer, aggressive COVID-19 variants, the drop in the average age of new confirmed cases to 39, and the fact that there are more admissions of COVID-19 cases to hospitals than releases.

To Vima Op-Ed: A return to ‘normalcy’
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To Vima Op-Ed: A return to ‘normalcy’

Is what we are experiencing - a return to normalcy and a restoration of the daily life of which we have been deprived for one whole year? It appears to be more of a starting point for restarting social and economic life, which has reached an impasse and has withered.

Editorial To Vima: The die is cast
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Editorial To Vima: The die is cast

Medical experts stress that the re-opening of society and the economy must be carefully controlled and based on rules enforced with the same sense of discipline as during the lockdown.

Mitsotakis announces gradual lockdown lifting, stresses individual responsibility to follow rules
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Mitsotakis announces gradual lockdown lifting, stresses individual responsibility to follow rules

'The careful opening of the economy is a risk we must take now..Faithful implementation of rules should be universal. Why now? We are in a better state than in February and we saved lives and bought time,'said Deputy Minister to the PM Akis Skertsos.

Editorial Ta Nea: Plea
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Editorial Ta Nea: Plea

Ta Nea joins its voice with the the state, the scientific community, and enlightened Metropolitan bishops of the Orthodox Church of Greece for the citizenry to abide by public health guidelines.

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