The World Health Organization warned on Monday that another 236,000 people could die from cobwebs in Europe by December, a wake-up call for rising infection and stabilization of vaccine rates across the continent.
The warning came as the world crossed the critical milestone of 4.5 million deaths since the onset of the epidemic, according to AFP.
The rate of infection is once again rising globally, as highly transferable deltas take hold – especially in unprotected individuals – in populations where anti-virus measures have been relaxed.
In South Africa, scientists are monitoring the appearance of a new corona virus with unusually high variability.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said Monday that C.1.2. It can change almost twice as fast as other global species.
However, its frequency remains relatively low, and it has so far been found in less than 3% of genomes since it was first picked up in May – although it has risen from 0.2% to 2% last month.
But it is found in all the provinces of South Africa, as well as in China, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Mauritius.
In another sign of new concern, the European Union on Monday recommended that member states reimpose travel bans on US tourists due to the growing coed infection in the country.
“Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of Northern Macedonia and the United States have been removed from the list,” the European Council said in a statement.
The number of cases in the United States has increased as the highly contagious Delta variety has spread and a large portion of the population has refused to be vaccinated.
The head of the WHO Europe said on Monday that infections and deaths were on the rise again in Europe, especially in the poorer countries of the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia.
“Last week, the death toll in the region rose by 11%,” said Hans Cluj, director of WHO Europe.
Europe has already registered about 1.3 million deaths.
Of the 53 WHO member states, 33 have recorded an incidence rate of more than 10% in the last two weeks, mostly in poorer countries.
High transmission rates across the continent were “extremely worrying, especially in light of the increase in low vaccination preferential populations in many countries.”
Cluj said the Delta type is partly responsible, as well as “exaggerated relaxation” in sanctions and measures and an increase in summer travel.
While about half of the people in the WHO’s Europe region are fully vaccinated, the optic in the region has slowed.
“In the last six weeks, it has fallen by 14%, due to a lack of access to vaccines in some countries and a lack of acceptance of vaccines in others.”
In Europe, only 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries have been fully vaccinated, and some countries have managed to vaccinate only one in 10 health professionals.
Cluj stressed that as anti-vaccine measures are being relaxed in many places, “public acceptance of vaccinations is essential.”
“Vaccine skepticism and denial of science are preventing us from consolidating this crisis. It has no purpose, and it is not good for anyone.”
The WHO and UNICEF called on European countries to make teacher priority groups for vaccinations so that schools remain open.
As the summer vacation draws to a close, the agencies said, “it is important that classroom-based education continues uninterrupted.”
“Epidemics have caused the most devastating disruption to education in history,” Cluj said.
The agencies urged countries to vaccinate children over the age of 12 who have basic medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe covid 19.
Outside Europe, hundreds of schools in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, opened their doors to students on Monday.
But some parents personally opposed the return to learning, leaving Indonesia and Brazil behind as global epidemics.
“My daughter has not been vaccinated and the Delta is spreading like crazy,” Asmara Verkso, a third-grade mother, told AFP.
“I feel bad because my daughter misses her friends but my priority is to keep my child alive and healthy,” he added.
Indonesia reported the worst outbreak of the corona virus in July, signaling a lockdown. Infections have declined since then, but an average of more than 13,000 new cases have been registered daily in the past week.
In the United States, meanwhile, a woman has won a court order to treat her husband at a hospital in Ohio, who is on ventilator with Covid 19, the antiparasitic drug ivermectin, because of the unproven corona virus. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals.
The case is one of several in the country where courts have ruled in favor of drugs against coyotes, including cattle, despite evidence of its effectiveness and an increase in calls to poison centers as a result of misuse. Eating power formulas.
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