Geneva: Studies have shown that the Omicron variant is not as severe as the previous variants of Covid. However, the spread is rapid. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the growing number of people suffering from Omicron’s has put a strain on health systems. Tedros Adanom Gabrias said.
On Monday, more than one million Covid cases were reported in the U.S. in 24 hours. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of global cases has risen by 71 percent in the past week, and the number of COVID cases in the United States has risen by 100 percent. The WHO estimates that 90 percent of all cases worldwide are untreated.
Omicron may not seem serious compared to Delta. This does not make the condition worse, especially in those who have been vaccinated. However, Dr. Tedros told a news conference on Thursday that he could not comment on Omicron’s mildness for these reasons. Like previous versions of Covid, Omicron also causes hospitalizations and deaths. In fact, the number of cases is growing rapidly. This will put pressure on the world’s health systems.
Omicron can be contracted even after complete vaccination. However, vaccines are still crucial because they protect against serious conditions. There were 179,756 cases and 231 covid deaths reported in the UK on Thursday. Many hospitals are facing emergencies due to staff shortages and increasing pressure due to Covid. French Health Minister Olivier Veran has warned that hospitals will be hit hard this month following a rise in covid. In France, 2,61,000 cases were reported on Thursday.
Serbian President Alexandre Vui has said that the country’s health care system is under great pressure. More than 9,000 cases were reported in the country on Thursday, local media reported. The WHO chief said that if Western countries did not stockpile vaccines to provide booster doses, it would be possible to vaccinate adults worldwide by 2022.