WHO warns that the deadly Omicron should not be referred to as moderate
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against referring to the Omicron form as “mild,” claiming that it is killing people all across the world.
According to recent research, Omicron is less likely than prior Covid versions to cause significant illness. However, according to WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the unprecedented number of people infected has put health systems under significant strain.
In just 24 hours, the United States registered almost one million COVID cases.
According to the WHO, the UN’s health organisation, global infections have surged by 71% in the last week, while cases in the Americas have increased by 100%. According to the report, 90% of serious cases around the world were unvaccinated.
Omicron is very contagious, and even fully vaccinated people can become infected. Vaccines, on the other hand, are still important since they help guard against serious diseases that could land you in the hospital.
The UK reported 179,756 cases and 231 COVID-related deaths on Thursday. Due to staff absence and mounting pressures as a result of COVID, a number of hospitals have declared “serious” situations.
Hospital admissions are also on the rise in other parts of the country. This week, France’s health minister, Olivier Veran, warned that January would be a difficult month for hospitals.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic recently stated that the country’s healthcare sector is under severe strain. According to local news sources, the country had over 9,000 cases on Thursday.
In his most recent remarks, Dr Tedros reiterated his plea for more vaccine distribution to assist impoverished countries in immunising their populations.
According to him, 109 nations will fall short of the WHO’s goal of having 70% of the world fully vaccinated by July, based on current vaccine deployment. Last year, the WHO director-general predicted that by 2022, enough vaccine doses will be available to vaccinate the whole adult population of the world if Western countries do not stockpile vaccines for use in booster programmes.