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Greek Health Expert Says Minors Could Carry Coronavirus Mutations

October 19, 2021

ATHENS – Minors are carriers of the Coronavirus and could be a portal for transmitting mutations and variations of COVID-19, said the head of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee, Maria Theodoridou.

She said that’s another reason why they should be vaccinated against the virus that’s still spreading because of rabid anti-vaxxers refusing to be inoculated and the New Democracy government saying they won’t be forced to get the shots.

Theodoridou cited the results of a study in children and adolescents with COVID-19 in Massachusetts in the United States which showed that, according to molecular testing and cultures of respiratory secretions, children can carry high levels of live, replicating SARS-CoV-2 and viral loads are no different to those among adults, said Kathimerini.

With the government recommending booster shots – a third for most people who got a version requiring two initial shots – she said that those who got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson strain from the US should get a second as a booster, saying it increases the effectiveness to 90 percent from 70 percent.

conducted, the administration of an additional jab, which can be done two months after the initial vaccination, increases the effectiveness of the vaccine from 70% to 90%.


Demolition teams with a police escort who went to a beach on Crete to take down unlawful businesses were stymied by hundreds of people who prevented them from carrying out the actions.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Fire Breaks Out at Apartment Building Near the Offices of TNH (Vid & Pics)

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – A fire broke out in an apartment building about a block from the offices of The National Herald in Long Island City on February 21.

ATHENS - An unusual winter surge in refugees and migrants trying to reach Aegean islands near Turkey’s coast - from where they came - has the Greek Coast Guard stepping up patrols to stop them.

ATHENS - The growing use of Point-of-Service (POS) machines tying businesses directly to the tax department when transactions are made has helped cut deep into Greece’s shadow economy of using cash to avoid paying taxes.

The 88-year-old mother of Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos testified at a murder conspiracy trial Wednesday that she has not seen or communicated with her daughter since she disappeared and was presumed by police to be murdered in 2019.

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament approved a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy in a Thursday vote, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups.

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