Health service weakness highlighted as Covid deaths hit record high and research points to ICU disparity

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Health, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos

Greece registered a record number of 130 daily Covid-related deaths on Tuesday. The grim news was followed by the publication of research by leading Greek experts which highlighted the low tolerance the Greek health system has to a high case load during the pandemic and the higher mortality among seriously ill patients who are hospitalised outside of Athens or do not have access to intensive care.

There is no indication that the government is thinking of changing course regarding its Covid policy even though Greece recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day since the pandemic began last year, taking the total number of lives lost to al...

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