“It is credible that the region is nearing an end to the epidemic,” Hans Kluck told AFP, however, urging caution because of the versatility of the virus.
“Once the Omigron wave subsides, people will be immune to the vaccine or infection, and the overall immunity will remain the same for a few weeks and a few months as the weather slows down,” he estimated.
However, we are not “in a local era,” the UN official underlined.
“We can predict what will happen if endemic (…). This virus has caused surprise more than once. So we have to be very careful,” Mr. Gluke insisted.
According to WHO data, in a region of 53 countries, some of them located in Central Asia, Omicron accounted for 15% of new Govt cases on January 18, more than half of the previous week.
In the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA), this variation appeared at the end of November and is more contagious than the delta, which now dominates the European health system.
With the eruption of contaminants, it is now a question of “reducing vulnerabilities and protecting vulnerable populations,” not just focusing on reducing the spread.
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