It is too early to talk about the end of the coronavirus pandemic. This is stated in a joint release of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to the spread of the Indian variant of COVID-19 “delta plus”, the incidence is increasing in many European countries, according to the regional director of the WHO Office for Europe, Hans Kluge.
In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus in these conditions, it is important to remain vigilant, said the head of the ECDC Andrea Ammon. “This means getting the full course of vaccinations as soon as the opportunity presents itself,” he said.
Also Ammon everyone to observe social distance, wash their hands, avoid crowded places and wear protective masks. In his opinion, such measures will help to avoid lockdowns, since they prevent the spread of disease without “blocking a large part of society.”
Kluge, in turn, noted that, according to available data, getting a full vaccination significantly reduces the risk of severe illness and death.
Earlier, the head of WHO, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, said that the wider the spread of the virus, the more variants will appear with the potential to become even more dangerous than the “delta” variant. He noted that as the number of variants increases, the chance that one of them will be able to dodge vaccines increases.