In Europe, cases of contamination with Covid-19 variants are increasing exponentially. The growing power of the pandemic worries world health authorities. During a press conference this Wednesday, World Health Organization officials warned European countries, which are among the best vaccinated, of the risk of the recent restrictions on measures being lifted too quickly. During his press conference, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that “the world has reached a dangerous point in this pandemic”.
4 million deaths recorded from COVID-19
“We have just passed the tragic milestone of 4 million registered deaths from COVID-19,” said WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus. But beyond that, “with rapidly evolving variants and a shocking vaccination injustice in far too many countries in every region of the world, we are seeing a sharp increase in cases and hospital admissions.” So many signals that Dr. Ghebreyesus to say that “the world has reached a dangerous point in this pandemic”. For the WHO Director, it is now or never for nations to consider joint action against the pandemic. Concerted actions and regional or even continental policies.
“From a moral, epidemiological or economic point of view, it is time for the world to come together to fight this pandemic together. This is another important opportunity for leaders to take urgent action to end the acute phase of this pandemic by providing the resources necessary to increase the equitable manufacture and distribution of health tools. A claim to which Michael Ryan, epidemiologist and head of emergencies for the World Health Organization, was added earlier this Wednesday.
More pragmatically, Dr. Ryan urged countries to exercise extreme caution in lifting COVID-19 restrictions so as not to “lose the profits made (…)”. With an “increase of 33% (number of infections) in Europe in the last week”, the front runners had cause for concern. According to the European press, the epidemiologist’s comments come as the UK said it was preparing to end numerous COVID-19 restrictions on July 19, despite the acceleration of Delta variant infections around the world. .