Covid-19 Scare: WHO Warns Of A ‘Tsunami’ Of Delta And Omicron Cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants could produce a “tsunami” of COVID-19 cases across the world. The situation can put immense pressure on national health systems.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-general of the World Health Organization, informed about the concern. His words came as the US (United States) and European countries reported record new cases in recent days.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Covid cases

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is highly concerned because the Omicron is more transmissible than other variants, and it is circulating at the same time as the Delta variant. This can lead to a tsunami of cases. He also pointed out that a large number of health workers are getting sick themselves because of the covid-19 wave. Since the Omicron wave has not been fully established in the broader population, vaccinating people as soon as possible might help.

According to the BBC, France reported Europe’s highest ever daily figure for the second day in a row, at 208,000 cases. The United States reported a record average of 265,427 cases a day over the last few weeks. The Omicron variant is dominating the United States and the European countries.

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The omicron variant can navigate the world into the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. The Omicron covid variant is much deadlier than other variants of novel coronavirus. It is also spreading faster than the other variants across the world. People who are fully vaccinated are also getting infected by the new Omicron variant.

Earlier, WHO warned against the new variant, and said to follow covid protocols. The transmissible Omicron variant was first reported in South Africa. According to WHO, the number of COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide increased by 11 per cent last week compared with the previous week. Many countries are suffering because of the new variant.

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