Unfortunately, some states no longer report their data on the virus. But among those reporting to the WHO regularly, the number of people being admitted to hospitals, particularly intensive care, has increased, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Wednesday.
Officials are concerned about low rates of vaccinated people in high-risk groups in Europe and the US.
“The Covid-19 crisis may not be as severe as it was two years ago, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore the disease,” he says.
According to the latest scientific studies, the current cycle of variants does not cause more severe cases than the previous ones, according to the coronavirus expert Maria Van Kerkov.
The latter calls on governments to continue screening to monitor the spread of the variant.
He emphasized that known protective measures against this condition are still effective and should be maintained. Specifically, this includes ventilating rooms in homes, disinfecting your hands, wearing a mask when interacting with crowds in closed spaces, and getting vaccinated.
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