Although Alex Friedrich is not surprised by the latest boom in infections, the Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection at the UMCG says that he is somewhat surprised on Thursday by the fact that a number of fully vaccinated employees of the UMCG do indeed get symptoms and feel sick when they get sick. are infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus. He informed the Dagblad van het Noorden about this.
Employees still get sick less than unvaccinated, but according to Friedrich, the Delta variant of the coronavirus releases so many virus particles that infection and thus new infections do not seem to be prevented.
Friedrich further states that the Netherlands is far from being rid of the corona virus. Due to new variants of the virus, Friedrich expects that around September or October and in December new waves of the corona virus will emerge in our country, which may contain variants that are getting better at evading vaccinations. The basic measures against the virus will therefore remain for a while, according to the UMCG microbiologist.