The World Health Organization of the United Nations confirmed that there are 3 factors that help increase the transmission of the Corona virus, and the high number of cases in the European region.
Pointing to these factors, the UN said: “First, the dominance of the highly transmissible ‘delta variable’ – no country reported more than 1% of any other variable..
Second, in recent months, many countries have indicated that COVID-19 is no longer an emergency threat, and have eased measures such as wearing masks and physical distancing in crowded or closed areas. Now the weather is getting colder and people are gathering inside.
And third, with a large number of people who have not yet been vaccinated, and the protection that the vaccine gives us against infection and mild diseases has diminished, many people remain susceptible to infection with the virus..
The World Organization stated that there are steps that must be taken to reduce transmission, according to Dr. Hans-Henri Kluge, WHO Regional Director for the European Region, said that as the end of 2021 approaches, every effort must be made, through vaccination and personal protection measures, to avoid the last resort of closures and school closures.
He explained that past experience was bitter, with wide-ranging economic consequences and a widespread negative impact on mental health, facilitating interpersonal violence and harming children’s well-being and education..
He added, “Mask-wearing, hand-washing, ventilation of indoor spaces, physical distancing and sneezing in the elbow are simple and effective ways to gain control of the virus and keep communities going. We all have the opportunity and responsibility to help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of life, and reduce disruption to the community. And companies during this winter.”
Dr. said. Kluge: “Today the COVID-19 situation across Europe and Central Asia has become very serious. We are facing a challenging winter, but hope should not be abandoned – because we all – governments, health authorities and individuals – can take decisive action to control the pandemic..”
He noted that COVID-19 vaccines are a vital tool for preventing severe illness and death and have remained effective despite the emergence of many worrisome variables..
According to the UN, more than one billion doses of the vaccine have been administered in the European region, with 53.5 percent of people completing their series of vaccine doses. However, this masks significant differences from countries, with the range in completing a series of vaccine doses extending from less than 10 percent to more than 80 percent of the total population..
The World Health Organization has called for an increase in vaccination rates for all eligible people and for the reasons why people have not yet received vaccinations, as evidence is mounting that the vaccine’s protection against infection and mild diseases is declining..
The World Health Organization has urged countries to consider giving a booster dose to people over 60 and health care workers, as a precaution..
A study published last week on the effectiveness of public health measures indicated that wearing masks reduces COVID-19 incidents by 53 percent. If full coverage of the masks is achieved by 95 percent, it is estimated that more than 160,000 deaths will be avoided by March 1, 2022..