Athanasios Tsakris, director of the Laboratory of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and vice-rector of EKPA, responded to ANT1’s main news bulletin with Nikos Hatzinikolaou as to whether the measures taken were sufficient to deal with the aggressive increase in cases.
As Mr. Tsakris, “We have the advantage because of the weather in our country to see how the epidemic develops in Central and Northern Europe where the weather results in a real epidemic wave of the coronavirus that develops faster than us. We can understand that if the weather worsens in our country , we have seen it happen in part in Northern Greece where temperatures are lower than in Athens, the consequences that exist and how much they can contribute to such a spread. So, we need to take the necessary measures in time before we reach even more aggressive growth rates than we notice. It is now very important to limit the epidemic to the beginning of its development. It will be very difficult to limit the epidemic later when “it spreads in such numbers that the situation will be suffocating for the National Public Health System,” the professor underlined.
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