The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the latest data, according to which the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already been detected in 124 countries and is increasingly dominant in individual regions. It spreads most in Europe and in the Western Pacific region, say WHO experts, and warn that it attacks mostly unvaccinated people.
Within the next month, the Delta coronavirus variant will dominate the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. So far, it has been detected in 124 countries, including Poland, and is spreading rapidly. In a few weeks, according to the organization’s experts, there may already be 200 million confirmed cases of this variant SARS-CoV-2 in the world.
The delta is most widely spread in Europe and the Western Pacific region. This is favored by the lifting of restrictions in the age of countries, which governments decide to do in view of the decline in hospitalizations and deaths. The new variant is more infectious than the previous ones and is mainly transmitted to people who have not been vaccinated or who have been satisfied with one dose of the two-dose COVID-19 preparation.
Deputy Minister of Health on the Delta variant in Poland
On Monday, Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska said that in Poland we have 246 confirmed cases of infections with the Delta mutation. He called for vaccination against COVID-19 and talked about the restrictions that may be necessary if the number of coronavirus infections continues to rise rapidly.
As he added, “we still have a dozen or so weeks ahead of us”. – Every thing that happens in Western Europe enters Poland in a few weeks. We have this time that we should use, he appealed.
US Government Chief Adviser: We Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated
– In the US, we have a pandemic among the unvaccinated – said the adviser of the American government and the director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the USA prof. Anthony Fauci. To date, more than 162.7 million Americans are fully vaccinated, or 49 percent of the population, according to Atlanta’s Disease Control Center (CDC). A greater proportion of those who are fully vaccinated are in Germany and Italy (60%), and in the UK and Canada (around 80%).
In the United States, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which was the most efficient in the world as late as April 2021, has lost momentum. It’s worst in the southern states, where less than half of the population has taken one dose of the vaccine to date. These regions also have the highest number of new infections, mainly in Florida, Texas, and Missouri. According to the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, 99.5 percent. COVID-19 deaths happen among the unvaccinated.
The CDC ensures that people who are vaccinated are safe and can even revert to pre-pandemic activity without wearing face masks. Prof. Anthony Fauci says that decisions about sanitary restrictions should be made locally, depending on the epidemic situation in a given region and the percentage of the vaccinated population.
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