New COVID-19 Cases Spike in Greece
New Coronavirus Resistant to Vaccines Found in Bats
Virus-hunting researchers have discovered a new coronavirus in bats identified to be resistant to vaccines—a finding that could spell trouble for the human population. Public health experts anticipated this finding and noted that the virus can infect human cells and...
Pfizer’s Albert Bourla Receives Top Greek Honor
Pfizer's Albert Bourla received the Greek top honor by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, in a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. The Thessaloniki-born scientist was awarded the Golden Cross of the Order of the...
Greece Donates More than 1.3 Million Covid Vaccines to Ethiopia
Greece donated 1,346,400 coronavirus vaccines to Ethiopia through a team of EU member states, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday. “Greece supports the people of Ethiopia in their efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” wrote the Ministry, adding...
Greece Donates More than 700,000 Covid Vaccines to Indonesia
Greece revealed on Tuesday that it had donated 703,200 vaccines to Indonesia, contributing to the battle against Covid on a global level. "Greece actively contributes to the fight against the COVID19 pandemic on the global level. Greece offered its support...
Greece Makes Vaccination Mandatory for People Over 60
Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday that coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for all over 60-year-olds across the nation. Aiming to stem surging Covid-19 cases in Greece, Mitsotakis said that the decision "tormented me personally." He stressed, however,...
Vaccines May be Less Effective Against Omicron, Pharma Makers Warn
Existing vaccines may be less effective against the Covid-19 Omicron variant than they are against the other variants out there, the CEO's of Moderna and Pfizer admitted on Monday. Speaking to the Financial Times, the CEO of Moderna warned that...
Greece Donates 150,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Ghana
Greece donated over 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Ghana during the visit of foreign minister Nikos Dendias to the African country last week. The donation is expected to augment the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Ghana and...
“Glimmer of Hope” for Africa as First Malaria Vaccine Approved
World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghedbreyesus stepped out to recommend the world's first malaria vaccine to people after the organization had approved the vaccine. Ghebreyesus called this a "historic moment" after the United Nations health agency's vaccine advisory group...
Covid-Related Deaths in Greece Approach 15,000
The number of Covid-related deaths in Greece reached the grim total of 14,956 from February 2020 to Monday, October 4 as the government is mulling new measures to encourage vaccination among the population. In September alone, one of the harshest...