Commissioner Stella Kyriakides acknowledged to members of the European Parliament that the current situation is “worrying” and took the opportunity to share “clear information” that the dose can prevent serious illness, hospitalization and even death.
Brussels (European News).- The European Commission insisted this Monday that vaccinations are “effective” and are the “most effective tool” to deal with the coronavirus, as they are saving “thousands of lives” amid the increasing number of infectious diseases , Because the agency is partly attributable to unvaccinated or partly vaccinated people.
“Even in countries with high vaccination rates the current increase is mostly, but not exclusively due to unvaccinated partial vaccinations. This is happening globally and in the EU,” Stella Kyriakides, Health Commissioner, before the plenary session.
Cypriots admitted to members of the European Parliament that the current situation is “worrying” and took the opportunity to share “clear information” that vaccines can prevent serious illness, hospitalization and even death.
The community executive health chief stressed that “the message must be clear: Let’s get vaccinated.” He said that vaccines will “continued to be a crucial weapon” against a pandemic. But, it does not mean that “nonpharmaceutical interventions” such as masks or mask-wearing must be abandoned. Maintain social distancing.
Kyriakides pointed out that this behavior will continue to be necessary until member states reach higher vaccination rates and the pandemic is “controlled”.
The health commissioner agreed with these views and stated that while vaccination is important, it was not sufficient because the “continues be infected” population. He believes this is why Brussels developed an “ambitious strategy” to combat covid-19 drug “parallel” to vaccination.
He also stated that there are already ten top-promising drug candidates in Europe’s drug portfolio. Kyriakides also recalled the fact that the first two drug candidates were approved on November 12th, while the European Medicines Agency evaluated the second two. The fourth had been submitted for approval.
The commissioner stated that “many member states have begun to adopt restrictive measures” to cope with the increase in infections based on digital certificates promoted by the European Union. This is not only a “success story” recovery that allows travel or economic restart, but also an “intersection between countries and the committee” point”.
In this sense, he called for “avoiding division” through “firm coordination” in the face of the new wave of the EU. Brussels is currently preparing new travel recommendations that will be presented to the EU this week. They will consider the “important” role played by the crown virus certificate.
The Cyprus Commissioner said: “Close cooperation and coordination are absolutely necessary, not just verbal, we know this from every step of this journey,” and then he admitted that Brussels cannot impose “in an area where the jurisdiction belongs to the EU”. This coordination. “Member States”
For this reason, he defended before members of the European Parliament the need to quickly adopt the European Commission’s proposal to advance the health alliance, which is “the only way to build a coalition that is more prepared, resilient, and responsive in future crises.” “.