x

Society

More than Half of Greek COVID-19 Patients in ICU’s Vaccinated

ATHENS – Being vaccinated against COVID-19, which health experts said would all but guarantee against being seriously ill – hasn’t worked out in Greece where 54 percent of patients in public hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU’s) are inoculated.

That startling news – after almost two years of urging people to be vaccinated and now easing health measures to allow anti-vaxxers to gather in public spots with everyone else – came from the National Organization for Public Health (EODY.)

Its daily bulletin reported that there were 97 Covid patients on ventilators on June 20, with 45 (or 46 percent) unvaccinated or only partly so, while 92 percent have an underlying health condition and/or are over the age of 70.

Under the EODY guidelines, a person is regarded as fully vaccinated after having one dose of a single dose shot or two of a two-dose vaccine but no information was given if any of the patients had received a third booster, a fourth also being urged.

New hospital admissions were down at 128 in the 24-hour period from a weekly average of 135 admissions a day, while new infections also eased to 4,832 from 5,689 the day before.

But the number of deaths rose to 11 from 8 the day earlier, bringing the nationwide total since the pandemic broke out in March 2020 to 30,099 against the backdrop of tourists pouring in, health measures eased and cases now rising again.

RELATED

ATHENS - The Public Power Corporation (PPC) announced on Friday a further reduction in the "green" tariff for March to 10.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

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

Video

A Texas Town Was Helpless to Watch as the Largest Wildfire in State History Engulfed it

STINNETT, Texas (AP) — As the largest wildfire in Texas history engulfed his town, Danny Phillips was left helpless.

BROOKLYN, NY – Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R, C-Staten Island, Brooklyn) secured $75,000 in state grant funding for the Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) to assist in renovations for their greenhouse.

ATHENS - The Public Power Corporation (PPC) announced on Friday a further reduction in the "green" tariff for March to 10.