WHO fears spread of dangerous strain in Europe – Russian Athens

The World Health Organization has predicted the spread of the “Indian” strain of coronavirus in Europe.

This was stated by Hans Kluge, head of the WHO European Office. The experts are concerned about the strain’s over-infectiousness, which significantly exceeds the virulence of the original version. Experts note that even people with immunity are exposed to infection, and there are still too many unprotected people in the 60+ age group.

According to Hans Kluge, the level of vaccination is also a concern – it is still too low to provide reliable protection against a new outbreak. As Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, previously argued, there is a high likelihood that the second year of the pandemic will be more deadly than the first.

Frank Ulrich Montgomery, president of the World Medical Association, today warned of a possible outbreak and lockdown in the fall if citizens’ willingness to vaccinate declines:

“There is already talk, against the backdrop of the impending autumn, about the fourth wave of coronavirus, and we are not talking about bullying. While we relax on vaccinations in the summer, restrictive isolation measures should be taken again in the fall. To calm down forever from the virus, we need a vaccination limit of 80% of the population, and this can only be achieved if we are convinced of its necessity. “

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