Europe has once again become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday. In his view, the protection provided by vaccines created a “false sense of security” in people.
We fear in many countries and communities a false sense of security and the belief that vaccines have ended the pandemic and that vaccinated people do not need to take any other precautionary measures. said Tedros.
WHO authorities warn that the SARS-CoV-2 virus will continue to spread vigorously if societies return to pre-pandemic activity and mobility in the run-up to Christmas and the end of the year.
Tedros said last week over 60 percent. all reported infections and deaths from Covid-19 worldwide have occurred in Europe. He added that vaccinations, face mask wear and social distancing remain key to containing the transmission of the coronavirus.
We have gone back to the pre-pandemic period when it comes to the functioning of societies in Europe. Even with a resurgence in the pandemic and healthcare overload in some countries – emphasized in turn WHO crisis director Mike Ryan.
And the reality is that the virus will continue to spread extensively – added.
WHO lead researcher Soumya Swaminathan, when asked about the European Union’s new recommendation for booster doses for people over 40, said vaccination should remain a priority for all adults and vulnerable groups first. Let’s focus on the unvaccinated and high-risk groups – she appealed.