Gábor Vattay, the leader of the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at ELTE University, says that, based on the newest Israeli data, the effect of the vaccine wears off just months after the inoculation process. Thus, people can get infected and pass on the virus.
According to index.hu, he added that people have to be inoculated again in 5 months. If people do not receive a third jab in the following weeks, months, the Delta variant will break out in late October/early November in the hospitals. He added that the number of patients treated in hospitals will increase, but it would not be as high as during the third wave. The virus will never be as dangerous as before, but protection will decrease with time.
One Covid patient died over the past 24 hours, while 262 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday. So far, 5,781,121 people have received their first jab, while 5,510,678 have been fully vaccinated. 342,000 Hungarians have already received booster jabs.
The number of active infections stands at 4,824, while hospitals are treating 138 Covid patients, 16 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 812,793 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,060. 777,909 people have made a full recovery. So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Győr-Moson-Sopron, and Hajdú-Bihar.
Source: index.hu, MTI