Immunologist: There is No Doubt That the Third Dose of Vaccine will be Needed

There is no doubt that the third dose of vaccine will be needed, but without haste. 8-10 months after illness or vaccination, a booster dose can be given. This was commented in "The day begins" on BNT by Acad. Bogdan Petrunov, immunologist and allergist.

Nurses arrested over vaccine card scam

Acting on a tipoff, units from the department of financial crimes launched an operation in Istanbul, detaining six people, including three nurses, over a vaccine cards fraud, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.


Following months of technical surveillance, officials found that some individuals were issuing fake vaccine cards.

Editorial: The great vaccine rollout wager

Our social co-existence presupposes at least a minimum participation in the affairs of society and that the vast majority of citizens abide by basic rules.

This is a basic, age-old principle. Never has a society achieved progress with anarchy and irrationalism and without adopting a minimum of rules regarding the social behaviour of its members.

Uzbek Scientists Have Developed Edible Vaccine against Covid-19

Specialists from the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics of the Academy of Sciences in Uzbekistan have developed a vaccine against coronavirus infection in the form of edible tomatoes, the Russian e-edition "Gazeta" reported. . Scientists have injected coronavirus into the plant's cells by cloning.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 1004 New Cases

New 1 004 cases of coronavirus in Bulgaria. The infected were identified after 17,001 tests were performed. This means that the percentage of positive samples is 5.9, according to the Unified Information Portal.

In the last 24 hours, 15 people have died of coronavirus. The number of cured for the same period is 77.

Turkey begins Phase 3 trials of homegrown COVID vaccine

Turkey began administering its national coronavirus vaccine candidate to volunteers on Aug. 25 in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri as part of Phase 3 studies.


The inactivated Turkovac vaccine candidate was jointly developed by the Health Ministry, Health Institutes of Turkey, and Erciyes University (ERU).

The hour of battle between rationalism and conspiracy theories

By Aris Ravanos

A quite substantial percentage of the Greek population refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and of course they provide a variety of justifications for this.

Obviously, it is only natural that you will have citizens who harbour concerns about the effectiveness or safety of the vaccine.

Expected decline in virus cases not happening, warns minister

Expectations for a decline in COVID-19 cases did not materialize over the weekend, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said, repeating calls for the public to get vaccinated against the virus.

On Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, Turkey registered 19,351 and 18,622 cases respectively, a slight decline from the previous days last week.