WHO Europe had given us some grim news as they say that the region could suffer another 700000 Covid deaths by spring. This is nothing to be glanced over at. The warning or the statement seems downright ominous to a point where it had got us worried.
Europe and Central Asia Could Suffer Another 700,000 Covid Deaths
The forecast about what is going to happen in the months ahead had been somewhat of a thought-provoking thing, and we are asking ourselves if this is indeed something that is inevitable or can it be prevented somehow? Well, anyway, it comes from a time when the 53 country region had gone ahead and passed the number of around 1.5 million Covid deaths.
The coronavirus here is becoming the leading cause of death among people in Europe and Central Asia. The data and info are coming from the European branch of the World Health Organization.
The region had seen some of the worst cases of the coronavirus as they are currently experiencing nearly 4,200 deaths per day. It is an increase from the time previous, if you are wondering.
“In order to live with this virus and continue our daily lives, we need to take a ‘vaccine plus’ approach,” says Dr. Hans Henri Kluge, who is also holding the current position of the WHO’s regional director for Europe.
“This means getting the standard doses of vaccine, taking a booster if offered, as well as incorporating preventive measures into our normal routines.”
We are Worried About What is Going to Come
It may or may not be stopped depending on the behavior of the people. We do not want more people to die because of this virus. The number of global deaths crossed 5 million this Monday, and that is a milestone that we are not proud of at all.
In order to prevent the spread of the virus, WHO Europe urged people to get vaccinated, maintain high standards of personal hygiene, and isolate themselves from others.
In Europe and Central Asia, the situation with COVID-19 is critical at the present time. We face a challenging winter ahead, but we shouldn’t lose hope because we can all take decisive action to stabilise the pandemic, said Dr. Kluge, the regional director for WHO Europe.
Deaths from COVID-19 doubled from the end of September to the end of last week in the European region, which includes much of central Asia. The number of deaths in the area has surpassed 1.5 million.
According to WHO Europe, the increase can be attributed to three main causes: the highly contagious delta variant of the virus; a relaxation of restrictive measures like mask-wearing and physical distancing in places; and large segments of the European population that have not been vaccinated.
An official WHO Europe statement warned that by 1 March 2022, “we can expect to see high or extreme stress on hospital beds in 25 countries,” with the same being true of intensive care units (ICUs) in 49 of 53 countries. Based on current trends, the number of deaths expected to be reported worldwide would rise above 2.2 million by spring of next year.
It predicted that by March 1, the region might have had as many as 2 million deaths from the virus.