Vaccines are being touted by epidemiologists and the Ministry of Health as a necessary option for overcoming the pandemic, at a time when the EU and consequently Cyprus are continuing to question the strategy they are pursuing on this issue. The Ministry of Health defends its strategy, emphasizing that vaccination continues at an increased rate. Today, in fact, the vaccination of a large group of people belonging to the vulnerable groups, the transplant recipients, who reach 10 thousand, begins.
At a time when the growing trend of new cases in recent days at the moment does not seem to affect thoughts about the next relaxations, the small increase in patients announced yesterday worries epidemiologists, who hope that due to vaccination coverage a significant percentage of people over 75 years will not significantly increase the number of seriously ill. As the representative of OKYPY, Pampos Charilaou, stated before the Health Committee of the Parliament, the fact that 84% of the citizens over 80 years of age have been vaccinated, as well as 75% of the residents in nursing homes, gives hope that in the next period of time there will be heavy hospitalizations. He also referred to the fact that at the moment most of the people who are hospitalized are between 40 and 50 years old, giving the typical example that out of the 5 people who are in the MAF of Limassol General Hospital, 4 are around 40.
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