The number of cases increased by 10% last week. This is going done in the midst of a fast developing scenario, a new type of worry known as the Delta variety, and in a region where millions of people remain unvaccinated despite enormous efforts by member states.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that by August, Europe would be “Delta dominating,” noting that increasing mingling, travel, gatherings, and loosening of social constraints have reversed a 10-week drop in new Covid-19 cases throughout the continent.
“The number of cases increased by 10% last week. This is taking place in the context of a rapidly evolving situation, a new type of concern known as the Delta variant, and in a region where millions of people remain unvaccinated despite tremendous efforts by member states “Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, spoke at an online press conference in this city on Thursday.
According to the Xinhua news agency, the “Delta variation swiftly overtakes the Alpha through serial and repeated introductions, and is already translating into higher hospitalizations and deaths.”
According to Klug, the WHO European Region will be “Delta dominating” by August. He also predicted that new variations, a lack of vaccination uptake, and greater social mixing in the region will result in a fresh wave of excess hospitalizations and fatalities by the autumn. To prepare for the predicted uptick, Kluge urged the region to “stay disciplined” and residents to get vaccinations.
“Vaccines against the Delta variant are effective. There are two dosages, not one. Vaccination delays cost lives and economy, and the longer people wait to get vaccinated, the more variations will develop.”
Kluge also bemoaned the apparent gap in vaccination equity between rich and poor European nations, calling it “unacceptable” that vaccine coverage in the area was just 24%, “far below the required 80 percent coverage of the adult population.”
“With these statistics, the pandemic is far from ended, and it would be a grave mistake for anybody – citizens and politicians alike – to believe otherwise.”
“The stakes remain quite high. Covid-19’s trajectory in the following weeks and months is determined by our decisions and actions as people, communities, and governments. Solidarity pays off now and in the weeks ahead “Added he.