A new mutation of it coronavirus will prevail in Greece in the coming months and she is the BQ1.
As the professor of intensive care pulmonology of the University of Athens said, Theodoros Vasilakopoulos the updated vaccine “catch” the new mutation.
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What Vasilakopoulos said about the new mutation
“And we will have flu this year and the others viruses. This is not something unreasonable, nor something that should scare us. The relatively sterile environment we lived in the past few years is not a normal state we can live in all our lives. We must be alert, test our children when we have symptoms,” he told ERT.
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“We have a doubling of admissions, 200 every day, there is a clear increase in hospitalizations. It is the third week of increase. The new variant that will prevail over the O5, the BQ1, has not yet arrived in Greece. It is expected to be a serious problem in the coming months and prevail, not 1,000% sure. An updated vaccine is the best weapon. People should make the new vaccine, it is not the vaccine we made 1.5 years ago” he said.
And he concluded: “It also contains the information to fight the strain of O4-O5, which are circulating now. BQ1 differs by two mutations from O5, the vaccine we will make now is very close to the new strain as well.”
“There is a clear increase in cases requiring hospitalization”
Regarding the course of the coronavirus pandemic in our country, he revealed that we now have a doubling of admissions in hospitals compared to September. “We have almost 200 admissions every day in our hospitals. There is a clear increase in cases requiring hospitalization,” added the expert.
And as he said, “it is the third week of increase while the new variant that will probably prevail and which is a branch of Omicron 5 or BQ has not yet arrived in Greece. 1 and BQ 1.1.
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