WHO raised concerns about Delta variant – News

The director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, admitted this Friday the organism’s concern about the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

“Delta is the most communicable of the COVID-19 variants identified so far, has been identified in at least 85 countries, and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations.”, said the director of the entity.

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Ghebreyesus highlighted that, while some countries are already lifting restrictions against the coronavirus, there are “increases in the transmission of COVID-19 worldwide” due to the incidence of this new strain that was identified in India in October 2020.

“More cases means more hospitalizations, putting even more pressure on health workers and health systems, which increases the risk of death,” he warned.

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He also pointed out that the nature of the viruses indicates that new variants will appear and warned: “The more transmission, the more variants. The less transmission, the less variants.”

Along these lines, he recommended “the personalized and consistent use of social and public health measures, in combination with equity in vaccines” to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.

In the world, until this Friday, 180,335,821 people contracted the virus, while 3,907,269 deaths were caused by the disease and 2,806,496,086 doses of vaccines against Covid-19 have already been supplied, according to data published by the University Johns Hopkins.

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