ATHENS – Some 91.42 percent of patients in Greek public hospital Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are either unvaccinated or have had only the first of two required shots of most versions.
Of 338 patients in critical care only 29, or 8.58 percent, were fully vaccinated, still showing just how dangerous and deadly the Coronavirus is, particularly the Delta Variant from India that's now the dominant strain.
While Delta mostly targets the unvaccinated, it can also infect the fully vaccinated and a 70-year-old Greek dentist who was inoculated with two shots perished despite that.
The National Public Health Organization (EODY) released the figures, with ICU's overall at about 67 percent capacity but as high as 90 percent in some, as the pandemic lingers because of the unvaccinated or those not wearing masks or staying safe social distances, and partying and gathering in masses in public.
The President of the National Vaccination Committee, Maria Theodoridou said that more children and adolescents are contracting the disease although many young have called the Coronavirus and old person's illness and don't believe they can be infected or can die.
“The development is striking as one in five cases involves children,” she said, reiterating that the vaccination of children aged 12-17 is recommended to protect themselves and to reduce the spread of the virus. Vaccination, she insisted, reduces the chance of mutations, reported Kathimerini.