The World Health Organization has warned of a “criminal tsunami” in the world as other countries, including France and the US, have also reported the disease.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, used the analogy of the waves to explain how the spread of Omicron coronavirus exacerbates the spread of Delta.
“This continues to force the weary and exhausted health workers on the verge of collapse and disrupt lives and lives,” Tedros told reporters as the health council celebrated its second Covid-19 year. .
WHO officials have noted that preliminary studies from several countries have shown that Omicron’s variance in operating operations produces significantly less results than in the past, but Tedros said the global medical system is still undergoing rigorous tests.
“There is a story going on that is ‘less or less’,” Tedros said. “But if we disregard the other side, it would immediately be dangerous, because large-scale transmission could lead to hospitalization and death.”
His comments came after US Covid cases rose 265,000 around Tuesday, the highest daily number since the epidemic, according to a Johns Hopkins University study.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said: “In a few weeks, Omicron has grown significantly across the country and we expect it to continue to spread in the coming weeks.”
In France, Health Minister Olivier Véran echoed the sentiments of the WHO, stating that the country was experiencing two “wave” waves with Omicron and Delta.
France was due to register 208,000 cases Wednesday, Véran said, with daily history since the outbreak began. Experiments have increased, he said, but the number of cases that were widespread was much higher.
So far, Germany registered 13,129 people infected with the Omicron virus on Wednesday, a 26 percent increase last day, according to figures released by the Robert Koch Institute, the country’s largest health organization.
Karl Lauterbach, health minister, said the current situation was much more serious than the government claimed, estimating that the actual incidence of coronavirus in Germany was two to three times higher than government statistics showed. He further added that there was an “obvious increase” in Omicron’s activities, calling them “related”.
He urged people to celebrate the New Year in a way that would not cause new infections. “Please have fun in small groups,” he said.
In the US, Anthony Fauci, Biden’s chief medical adviser, acknowledged the overwhelming evidence of Omicron’s “severe discomfort”, either because of inadequate protection against coronavirus or central nervous system, but said it was not a cause for rejoicing.
He told CNBC on Wednesday that he expects Omicron waves in the US to peak “probably by the end of January”.
However, US health officials at the CDC have issued new guidelines to shorten the isolation period for people living with the virus to 5 days if they do not show symptoms.
“We know that in five days’ time people will not be able to spread the virus,” Walensky said.
At WHO, Tedros complained about the slow progress in vaccine distribution around the world.
More than 90 countries around the world missed out on a target of 40 percent vaccination by the end of the year due to overcrowding and vaccinations that come close to expiration date or without heavy equipment, such as syringes, Tedros said.
“Forty percent was possible,” he added, warning that incentive programs to promote rich countries could also causing shortages in developing countries even a full initial climb for next year. “It’s not just a shame, it has ruined lives and given the virus a chance to move around unchecked and mutated.”
Financial Times Analysis published this month shows Covid’s motivation in rich countries surpasses all vaccines among poorer countries. Scientists have long warned that the possibility of developing an incompatible vaccine, as well as its widespread spread, could lead to further complications.
WHO expects all countries to receive 70% of their vaccinations by 2022.
Reports of Donato Paolo Mancini in London, James Politi in Bolzano, Sarah White in Paris and Guy Chazan in Berlin