Without masks in bars if vaccinated

In an interview with SKAI TV channel, the professor warned though that vigilance is needed and not excessive enthusiasm, because in the summer when the cases will fall, many may decide not to be vaccinated. [EPA-EFE/KOSTAS TSIRONIS]

Greek epidemiologist Nikos Sypsas has described as a “very good idea” allowing vaccinated people to enter indoor areas such as restaurants, bars and clubs without a mask, saying it would be a great reward but also an incentive to promote vaccinations.

In an interview with SKAI TV channel, the professor warned though that vigilance is needed and not excessive enthusiasm, because in the summer when the cases will fall, many may decide not to be vaccinated.

“We are not talking about a normal summer. Distances, masks and above all vaccines that are our most powerful weapon,” he said.

He added that vaccination rates for people over the age of 65 are lower and that is why “we are still intubating such people”.

The professor explained that in the winter the virus will return and predicted that we will get rid of the coronavirus permanently in the summer of 2022.

“The good scenario is that it may disappear completely, or it will come back as a small seasonal infection like the flu every year,” he added. (Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)

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