The delta virus variant is extremely contagious and will affect people who have not been vaccinated, ”said the expert, who emphasized that vaccination and infection rates are relatively high but herd immunity is not available, meaning that“ virtually everyone who is not vaccinated will get the disease. – Béla Merkely, Rector of Semmelweis University, told Inforadio.
However, the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic in Hungary will certainly put less strain on the health care system than the previous two.
“We’re not going to see a second-third wave-type curve, but an elongated, flat-rising curve. The delta virus variant is extremely contagious and will affect people who have not been vaccinated. ”
– said the expert.
How the third vaccination should be timed, he said, six months after the second vaccination, it is worth giving it to the elderly and those with chronic illness.
“Of course the virus can change, so these rules can change too.”
– Béla Merkely warned.
He also talked about the fact that the low number of people vaccinated in Romania (less than 20 per cent instead of many) is mainly due to the explosive spread of the epidemic, but at the same time we can travel safely to countries where the number of daily cases is constantly decreasing.