With the Omicron variant, the WHO considers it “reliable” for epidemics in Europe

However, the director of the WHO Europe called for caution in the face of the virus’s diversity.

Due to the uniqueness of the Omigron variant, the WHO Europe director considered it an “end” to the Covit-19 epidemic on the Old Continent, which could pollute 60% of Europeans by March.

“It is credible that the region is nearing an end to the epidemic,” said our colleagues at the AFP Hans Close, however, calling for caution because of the versatility of the virus. “Once the Omigron wave subsides, people will be immune for a few weeks and a few months, either because of the vaccine or because of a decrease in immunity due to the weather,” he estimated.

However, we are not “in a local era,” the UN official underlined. “We can predict what will happen if endemic (…), this virus has caused surprise more than once. So we have to be very careful,” Hans Glck stressed.

Now dominating Europe

According to WHO data, in a region of 53 countries, some of them located in Central Asia, Omicron accounted for 15% of new Govt cases on January 18, more than half of the previous week.

This variation, which emerged in late November in the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA), was more contagious than the delta, and now dominates the European health system.

With the eruption of contaminants, it is now a question of “reducing vulnerabilities and protecting vulnerable populations,” not just focusing on reducing the spread.

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