China News Service, December 27th. According to the Greek "China Greek Times" report, on the evening of December 26 local time, the National Public Health Organization of Greece announced that in the past 24 hours, 4,036 new coronavirus pneumonia patients had been newly diagnosed in Greece, with a total of 1074869 confirmed cases. example.

There were 79 new deaths that day, with a total of 20,429 deaths.

  Recently, George Horusos, emeritus professor of pediatrics and endocrinology at the University of Athens and member of the National Vaccination Committee of Greece, talked about the characteristics of the Omi Keron mutation in an interview with Greek public television.

Data map: Ome Keron mutant virus strain isolated by a team from the University of Hong Kong, China.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Yongnuo

  Professor Horusos pointed out: "The Omi Keron strain is very worrying. It has already accounted for more than 70% in the United States and has surpassed the Delta strain, and the Omi Keron strain will definitely appear in Greece." The Omi Keron strain is five times more infectious than the Delta strain and is likely to replace the Delta strain as the main epidemic strain.

  In addition, Professor Horusos said that natural immunity does not really protect against Omi Keron strain, and that the effect of vaccines is better than natural immunity, but the general situation is just the opposite.

If you get one or two shots of the vaccine after being infected with the virus, the body's resistance to the new coronavirus will be much stronger.

As far as current data is concerned, people who have been vaccinated with the booster shot of the new crown vaccine are more resistant to the Omi Keron strain.

Therefore, he urged everyone to get the booster shot as soon as possible.

People with poor immunity may need to be given a booster shot again. The possibility of the fourth and fifth shots is not ruled out.

  Some people believe that the symptoms after infection with the Omi Keron strain are similar to the common cold.

In response, Professor Horusos responded: "It is true. The new crown virus was also a common cold virus at the beginning, but it happened to have a mutation that made this virus serious and deadly." If you suspect that you are infected with Omi For the Keron strain, nucleic acid testing should be carried out in time, rather than being judged by its own symptoms.

  At present, the spread of Omi Keron strain in the UK shows the characteristics of "high morbidity and low mortality".

Professor Horusos concluded from this that the Omi Keron strain is not that deadly, but this view needs further confirmation.

  In the end, Professor Horusos concluded: “All epidemics will pass. We are very lucky to have vaccine manufacturing technology. We have avoided many deaths and severe cases. I hope that within 2-3 years after the beginning of the epidemic We can get rid of the epidemic." (Zhu Tianhao)