In Albania, the “Delta” variant of the coronavirus has not been confirmed yet, which has a faster distribution and greater effect on the body. However, in recent days there has been a slight increase in cases of coronavirus in the country after the drastic reduction in mid-June.
Meanwhile, our Greek neighbors have sounded the alarm as specialists expect up to 6,000 new cases a day during the summer.
What he writes today “Kathimerini”:
Experts have warned of the risk of the Delta variant spreading, stating that the number of cases per day could reach 6,000 during a fourth wave. They have cited the unvaccinated as a source of danger, stressing that young people can be vaccinated but the elderly are the ones who will suffer the most.
Pulmonology expert Nikos Tzanakis said the number of cases with Covid in 24 hours during August could reach 3,000 -4,000 in the “best” scenario and 6,000 in the worst-case scenario.
Through a table he explained the spread of the Delta variant. In blue is the number of cases and according to the table we understand that the average number of cases is variable. The red lines indicate that the number of cases can go up to 3000 in 24 hours.
The immunologist recommended speeding up the vaccination campaign and taking measures to keep the situation under control.
“Perhaps the most accurate prediction of what will happen is the second line, which is broken, indicating that the number of cases could reach 4,000 on July 20-22.” . “There is an exponential increase in cases where we do not know when the peak will be reached, maybe it could go up to 6,000 cases a day.”
He said if an asymptomatic parent infects his child and then goes to the hospital for a routine checkup, then the virus would be transmitted to another 100 children. According to Tzanakis, the social bubble should be respected even during the holidays.
He explained that if someone goes to an island, stays with his friends and does not attend big parties, then he will be safe wherever he goes.
“Unvaccinated are a danger to the general population”
For his part, pathologist, infectious disease specialist and member of the Committee of Experts, Panagiotis Gargalianos, said what we need to do in order to avoid the spread of the virus.
Get vaccinated and wear masks.
Those who have not been vaccinated are certainly more afraid but they are also a danger to the general population, reports abcnews.al
“In the second wave, people were scared because they saw what was happening in hospitals.” “Now we are calmer because we believe the pandemic is over and we forget that the virus is still with us,” he added.
Speaking about the holidays that are sources for the Covid outbreak, he stressed that “all we can say to young people and all citizens is to be vaccinated so that they are safe.”
Spreading the variant everywhere Delta is a matter of time
Spreading the Delta variant everywhere is simply a matter of time, according to the head of the Medical Association and member of the Committee of Specialists Athanasios Exadaktylos. He warned that if 500,000 to 700,000,000 citizens over 50 are not vaccinated, the 4th wave will be severe, while if vaccinated it will be milder.
Also a few weeks ago the percentage of unvaccinated citizens under 50 was 35% has now dropped to 25% and noted that there is still time to prevent the severity of the fourth wave, if people will be vaccinated, reports abcnews.al
One of the features of the Delta variant is that it is highly contagious, spreading more easily from one person to another. Also one of the reasons for the spread of the variant is the facilitation of measures, especially when young people especially do not respect the measures.
Most experts have recommended vaccinating children as they are the most at risk. /abcnews.al