The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about Europe’s growing trend of infection. In recent weeks, a number of countries have again seen an increasing trend of infection, after a long period of declining infection rates.
The infection is increasing in all age groups except those over 80. The best way to do something about this is to set the pace of vaccination, according to the WHO. The vaccination is too slow, they write in a press release.
– Set the pace
– Not only do the vaccines work, they are very effective in preventing infection. But the rollout of these vaccines is unacceptably slow. As long as the vaccine level remains low, we must continue to have the same level of action as we have had before, to compensate for the insured schedules, writes WHO’s Europe head Hans Kluge in the press release.
– Let me be clear. We must set the pace of the process by increasing production, reducing the barriers to putting the vaccines and using every single bottle we have in stock now, he writes in the press release.
Four percent fully vaccinated
The WHO writes that around four percent of Europe’s population is now fully vaccinated, and that around 10 percent have received the first dose.
A large number of countries in Europe now have strict lockdown rules.
– The probability that new varieties we have to worry about occur, increases with the speed at which the virus reproduces and spreads. Therefore, stopping infection through basic infection control is absolutely necessary, writes WHO Europe’s Director of Emergency Preparedness Dorit Nitzan in the press release.
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