With or without vaccine, 15,000 Greeks will die from coronavirus


Based on the mortality rate of the COVID-19, which reaches 0.15% in Greece, up to 15,000 people will lose their lives “with or without a vaccine”, Professor of Pharmacology Dimitris Kouvelas told Greek journal Ethnos.gr.

“If, for example, no one had informed us that a new coronavirus was present, we might not have found out it. This is because to the total of 120,000 deaths recorded annually in our country, another 15,000 would have been added and we would consider that they may have died from the flu or other cause as there would not be a very large deviation from the usual deaths recorded every year,” he added.

The COVID-19 situation in Greece remains critical as on Tuesday 3,209 new cases were recorded as well as 60 deaths.

Particularly in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece’s biggest cities, the figures are alarming.

Meanwhile, the Greek ministry of education has been under attack as for another time the tele-education system collapsed.

“The first day of e-learning implementation was a complete failure as the system once again collapsed resulting in students eagerly waiting for its restoration,” news website In.gr reported.

The Webex system crashed making the online communication between teachers and students impossible. (Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)