Convinced that a vaccine for COVID-19 might not be made, he appeared Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and member of the European Agency for the Approval of Medicines Dimitris Kouvelas.
Speaking pAthens 9.84 and Costas Raptis, asaid that there is no fast way to produce it, He described as “inappropriate” any warnings, but warned that in such a case, the product could prove to be unsafe.
As he explained, “it needs to be tested on at least 30 thousand people, so the issue of their recruitment and observation for a period of at least 365 days naturally arises. “They also have to come in contact with the virus, get stuck, to see how they react and learn about the effectiveness of any vaccine.”
Regarding the involvement of the relevant process announced by Astra Zeneka, she stated that it was expected due to the pressure of time
Asked about the distrust of vaccines produced in China and Russia, he attributed it to the fact that what they do remains unknown, as they have not signed any international treaty for their production, as agreed by all civilized countries on the planet.
And he noted “The covid-19 is not a timeline and the phenomenon must burst in order to know realistically where we invest our expectations. There is no vaccine for any other coronavirus and there is no vaccine for AIDS, Ebola or malaria, and every year 1,5 million people die from tuberculosis and 250 from the flu for which there is a vaccine.
Some vaccines that are mandatory we do not do and others that should not, there is a revolution in order to do them. For yellow fever, for example, there is no reason to inoculate the whole planet as movement is more dangerous and the side effects may be more severe than the fever itself. “
The professor argued that covid-19 is an infectious agent with a lower mortality rate than originally thought. “Most of the deaths did not come from its strong vegetation, but from the collapse of health systems. In Greece, for the past many years, we have made the misguided move to close all Infectious Diseases Hospitals. We considered these to be a matter of the past, while there was a directive from the WHO and the corresponding European Agency, which said exactly the opposite.
As Mr. Kouvelas observed, the development of antibiotic-resistant strains opens the window wide to epidemics and he expressed concern about the possibility of something more serious, such as the Ebola virus, suddenly occurring, with one in two deaths affecting.