With more than 2.5 million cases and nearly 30,000 deaths recorded in the past week‘Europe It is by far the region of the world hardest hit by the pandemic.
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Despite moves against restrictions, Europe must take “Urgently” Measures to counter the new wave of Covid-19, an EU agency estimated Wednesday, November 24, the day after the World Health Organization warned of the risks of a new massacre this winter.
With more than 2.5 million cases and nearly 30,000 deaths recorded last week, Europe is by far the region hardest hit by the pandemic, according to official data compiled by AFP. And the trend continues to rise, especially in countries with lower vaccination rates.
On Tuesday, the European branch of the World Health Organization was alarmed by“hanging” of Covid-19 in Europe, which could kill another 700,000 on the continent by spring, in addition to the 1.5 million deaths already counted. The head of the World Health Organization said that the highly contagious delta variant had reduced the effectiveness of vaccines against transmission of the disease by 40%.
“Vaccines save lives, but they do not completely prevent transmission of COVID-19.”Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained. “The data show that before the arrival of the Delta variant vaccines, it reduced transmission by about 60%, and that percentage was down to 40%.”, confirmed. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Union’s health agency responsible for epidemics, called for the vaccination gaps to be closed, but also to take the necessary measures. “Non-pharmaceutical measures”, a general term defining health restrictions against Covid-19.
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