She said she expected “high or very severe pressure in intensive care units in 49 of 53 countries between now and the first of March 2022,” adding that “the total number of recorded deaths is expected to reach more than 2.2 million by the spring of next year, based on the current trend.” “.

So far, more than 1.5 million deaths from Corona have been recorded in the region.

The World Health Organization believes that the high number of infections is due to the outbreak of the highly contagious mutagen delta, the lack of adequate vaccination and the relaxation of epidemic control measures.

The organization’s data showed that deaths related to Covid had doubled since the end of September, from 2,100 per day to about 4,200.

“The situation related to COVID-19 in the rest of Europe and Central Asia is very serious. We are facing a challenging winter,” said Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, calling for a “more vaccine” approach that combines vaccination, wearing a mask, health measures and social distancing.

The World Health Organization considered that putting a muzzle reduces infection by 53 percent, and its general use by up to 95 percent may prevent more than 160,000 deaths by the first of March.

It is also more and more evident that the protection provided by vaccination against infections and mild forms is declining,” according to the World Health Organization.

The agency therefore recommends a booster dose for the most vulnerable groups, including those with immunodeficiency.


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