By spring, there may be 700,000 jobs in 53 European and Central Asian countries. deaths from Covid-19, and worldwide the death toll from the pandemic could rise by 2.2 million, warns WHO Europe, quoted on Tuesday by the Associated Press.
The current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and Central Asia is very serious. A difficult winter ahead of us, but we should not be deprived of hope, because all of us – governments, healthcare, individuals – can take decisive action to stabilize the crisis – said Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO director for the Europe region.
The European Office of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen said that “a booster dose of the SARS-Cov-2 virus vaccine should be considered a priority for the most vulnerable groups – people with a weakened immune system, the population over 60 and healthcare professionals. “
In previous statements, the WHO headquarters in Geneva emphasized the need for a fair distribution of vaccine preparations, pointing to difficulties with access to vaccines in poorer countries.
Facing 4.2 thous. With daily deaths recorded last week in the Europe and Central Asia region, WHO Europe called on the international community to “vaccinate, exercise proper hygiene and respect social distancing principles”.
“We can expect high or extreme hospital bed occupancy in 25 countries and high or extremely high demand for places for patients in intensive care units (ICUs) in 49 out of 53 countries from now until March 1, 2022, warns the European branch of WHO.