COVID / WHO warns: There could be another wave of infections during autumn in Europe
New variants of the coronavirus and especially the Indian one that is already present in dozens of countries around the world has raised concerns that we may have another return to high levels of infection after the summer season has passed.
The alarm was raised by the director of Europe of the World Health Organization Hans Kluge, who said today that the rates of infection with new variants that are more transmissible and more dangerous for young people, are fast, a trend that can be added with the arrival of the flu season during the fall.
Consequently, Kluge has called for the vigilance of citizens across the continent not to decline and to be careful with respect for distances, maintaining hygiene and taking both doses of anti-COVID vaccines which have been proven to create an immunity 70 % for new variants.
In Europe since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 55 million infected with COVID-19, 1.2 million of whom have died. Currently 366 thousand new infections are to a large extent due to new variants of the virus that currently pose the greatest risk.