Current DateNovember 23, 2021

Covid might cause 700,000 more deaths in Europe by spring, says the WHO

On Tuesday, November 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the alarm about the ” hold” of the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe, which might result in an additional 700,000 fatalities on the continent by the spring, bringing the total number of deaths to 2.2 million.

“By March 1, 2022, it is predicted that hospital beds would be under high or severe demand in 25 nations, and critical care units will be under high or intense demand in 49 out of 53 countries.” The total number of recorded fatalities is likely to reach more than 2.2 million by the spring of 2020, according to current trends, according to the World Health Organization. So far, Covid has caused the deaths of more than 1.5 million individuals in the area.

As indicated by the World Health Organization, the rise in cases is due to a mix of factors including the presence of the highly infectious Delta strain, poor vaccine coverage, and the weakening of anti-Covid regulations. According to the organization’s statistics, the number of Covid-related fatalities has more than quadrupled since the end of September, rising from 2,100 per day to roughly 4,200 per day in that time period.

“The situation around Covid-19 across Europe and Central Asia is really dangerous. We are anticipating a challenging winter,” said Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, asking for a “vaccine plus” strategy that incorporates vaccination, mask use, hygiene measures, and distance.

According to the World Health Organization, wearing a mask decreases the risk of contracting the illness by 53 percent. More than 160,000 fatalities might be avoided by March 1st if its usage is expanded to include 95 percent of the population.

Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization, “it is becoming increasingly apparent that the protection produced by immunization against infections and mild forms of the disease is eroding.” As a result, the organization suggests a booster shot for those who are most susceptible, such as the immunocompromised.

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