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Four Athens University Medical School professors answer questions about life after COVID-19 vax

Those who have completed their vaccination against COVID-19, whether the two-dose or one version, are less likely to be infected, to come down with a serious case of the virus if they are, and to transmit it to others.

That means that individuals who are vaccinated can gradually resume activities that they were forced to avoid in order to keep themselves and others safe.

Another Powerful Earthquake with Different Epicenter Rocks Greece

A new earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook central Greece at 20:38 on Thursday.

The epicenter was near the town of Elassona, which was hit on Wednesday by an earthquake measuring 6.0.

The National Observatory of Athens' Institute of Geodynamics reported that the new quake's epicenter was 16km southwest from Elassona proper, close to Larissa.

Art professionals protest in central Athens

Professionals of the art industry demonstrated in central Athens on Thursday demanding government action to support their profession which has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The demonstration, which included representatives from several unions and associations, gathered outside the University of Athens central building before marching to Parliament.

Boosting the blue economy to save the planet

In Greece there is an obvious reason for transporting domestic products by sea under sail and not by motorboats: respect for the environment. The bonus reason - for those doing the transporting - is the magical sea experience. More about the unique Aegean Cargo Sailing project was shared with us by its "soul," Loucas Gourtsoyannis.

Athens metro station closed ahead of university reform bill protest

The Panepistimio metro station in central Athens closed at 11 a.m. on Thursday by order of the police, due to a rally planned to protest against legislation reforming tertiary education.

The rally will start at 1 p.m. at the University of Athens central building.

Trains will continue to pass through the station without stopping. 

Athens University teams up with Yale for Covid-19 treatment drug

Researchers from the University of Athens who spearheaded a successful clinical trial into the effects of colchicine in the prevention of complications caused by Covid-19, have teamed up with colleagues at Yale to carry on studying the benefits of the anti-inflammatory drug that was recently approved in Greece and other countries for treating the novel coronavirus.