Even after the fast-running vaccination campaign around the world, the corona epidemic is not taking its name to stop. At present, the third wave of the epidemic has knocked in many countries. Due to this the situation there is getting worse.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning of 2.36 lakh new deaths due to the corona epidemic in Europe by 1 December, expressing concern about the slow pace of vaccination in poor countries.
Last week the death toll increased by 11 percent
Hans Kluge, the director of WHO Europe, has said that the region saw an 11 percent increase in deaths in the last week. In view of this, it has been estimated that by 1 December there could be 2.36 lakh new deaths due to infection in the European region.
He told that so far more than 1.3 million people have died due to the corona epidemic across Europe. This is a cause for great concern.
10 percent increase in deaths in 33 European countries – Cluj
Kluge said that 33 of the 53 member countries of WHO Europe have seen a more than 10 percent increase in deaths in the past two weeks. The high spread rate of the virus across the continent remains of most concern.
He said that the biggest reason behind the rapid spread of infection in these countries is the very low rate of vaccination in the priority population. There is a need to increase vaccination here.
“Delta variant is responsible for the high rate of infection”
Kluge said, “Currently the delta variant of the corona virus remains the predominant variant. In such a situation, the infection rate due to this variant in European countries remains high.”
He further said, “Relaxation of restrictions by governments and negligent travel and parties without following protocol is also causing rapid spread of infection. On the contrary, the pace of vaccination has also slowed down here.”
Cluj suggested to increase the speed of vaccination
Kluge said only six percent of people in low- and low-middle-income countries in Europe had been given both doses of the vaccine. Similarly, some countries have given the vaccine to only one in 10 health professionals. In such a situation, there is a danger of further worsening of the situation.
He has suggested countries to increase production of vaccines, improve delivery conditions and speed up the vaccination campaign.
This is the state of corona infection in the world
According to Johns Hopkins University, so far 21.63 million people have been infected with the corona virus worldwide, while 4.5 million people have died.
In the most affected America, 3.88 crore people have been infected and 6.37 lakh people have died. India is the second most affected country after America.
At the same time, out of 2.07 crore infected in Brazil, the third most affected country, 5.79 lakh patients have died.