The views of Greek society on the pandemic, health system and vaccination are reflected in Alco research.
This is the second revealing nationwide research carried out on behalf of ISA by the company Alco. The first took place last July.
The data of the research were presented by the president of ISA George Patoulis, the CEO of Alco Costas Panagopoulos and the first vice president Fotis Patsourakos, in the context of an online press conference. The member of the Board of Directors intervened., T.. Hadji.
What the research showed
particularly, from the set of research findings, but also by comparing them with those of July, it is clear that in Greek society there are two different approaches to pandemic and vaccination.
About 8 in 10 (from 6 in 10 on July) worried about the course of the pandemic, trust the vaccines and have been vaccinated or made an appointment.
instead, 2 in 10 are not afraid of COVID-19, vaccines are not trusted and have not been vaccinated.
As follows, the group of "negatives" decreased significantly compared to July, its core, Nevertheless, looks very tough, since only the 12% seems to be thinking of getting vaccinated, while the majority of it (73%) states that there is nothing or someone who could persuade him to change his attitude.
The reason cited by 41% of those who have not been vaccinated is the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, while the 22% afraid of side effects. A percentage 24% considers immunity to be preferable to disease.
In fact, the 59% of the unvaccinated are worried about the pandemic, while the corresponding percentage in vaccinated is 87%.
The 72% of vaccinated are afraid that they may get sick, while the corresponding percentage in unvaccinated is 50%.
Of particular interest is the perception that the measures are less stringent than,what should it have 43%, while the 31% considers that they are what they should be.
His sense 60% is that the NSS fully or partially meets the needs of the pandemic.
also, An important element is universal recognition (95%) of doctors and nurses as the positive protagonists of the pandemic.
Patoulis: "Our country is entering a new critical phase of the pandemic"
Commenting on the findings of the research, the president of the Medical Association of Athens, George Patoulis, he stressed:
"Our country, like the rest of humanity, is entering a new critical phase of the pandemic. We call on the citizens to shield themselves with the boosting dose against the Omicron mutation, which is a matter of time to prevail. We emphasize the great importance of individual responsibility, in view of the festive season, in which it is particularly crucial to take precautions carefully. The research highlights, among other things, the important role of the doctor and the nurse in stopping the pandemic.. The strengthening of Primary Health Care with the cooperation of the local self-government will be the embankment in the new threat that our country faces ".
Panagopoulos: "There is a lot of concern about the pandemic, in relation to July "
From his side, the CEO of Alco, Costas Panagopoulos, pointed out:
"ISA research reflects much greater concern about the pandemic, compared to July, and very clear progress in everything,as far as vaccination is concerned, after 8 in 10 (against 6 in 10 on July) are placed positively. It also records a percentage of non-vaccinated who intend or may be persuaded or pressured to be vaccinated, but also a hard core that can hardly (if he can) to change attitude ».