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In several European countries today, there are reports of infection records.
“I am very concerned that omicron, which is more contagious and circulating at the same time as the delta, is leading to a tsunami of cases,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) at a news conference on Wednesday.
Denmark at the top of the world
Denmark has the highest number of infections in the world when the population size is taken into account. The Danish Institute of Public Health Statens Serum Institut (SSI) estimates that 80 percent of the positive coronary tests in Denmark are now cases of the omicron variant.
The director of the National Board of Health, Søren Brostrøm, today called on Danes to calm down on New Year’s Eve and gather ten pieces in private homes.
– Keep it small and if possible outdoors. A very strong call not to plan large New Year’s events with the risk of spreading infection with alcohol in the blood.
France breaks its own records
France today reports 208 thousand new cases, which beat yesterday’s record. It was the highest number of new targets during the entire pandemic in the country. Minister of Health Olivier Véran said at a press conference that it was no longer a question of a new wave of infection but of “flood”.
From Friday onwards, it will again be mandatory to use face masks when moving outside. People are required to work from home at least three days a week.
The UK provides a booster dose
The United Kingdom also has a record number of people infected today. 183,037 new infections are 50,000 more than the latest infection record, British authorities report.
The UK is therefore setting booster doses on a large scale. According to the BBC 57 percent of the population over the age of 12 have reached their third dose.
The fire service union says that every third fire truck in London can now not be used, because the constables are either ill or in quarantine.
Record numbers died in Poland
In Poland, where only 55 percent of the population has agreed to say vaccinate, death rates are rising sharply.
On Wednesday, 794 deaths due to corona were reported, over 75 percent of which were not vaccinated.
The death toll is increasing even though the infection pressure is now lower than both Norway and many of the countries in Western Europe. Authorities warn of a severe shutdown.
2022 can get better
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that it can go towards brighter times when it comes to the corona pandemic. But more vaccination is absolutely necessary.
– We can put an end to the phase of hospitalization and death, says WHO expert Mike Ryan.
According to the WHO, it is important that at least 70 percent of the inhabitants of each of the world’s countries are vaccinated by the middle of next year.
In addition, the UN organization expects that it will be projected in terms of medical treatment for those who become infected and develop serious diseases.