Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Periscope Global

Omicron

Over half of Europe may soon be infected with Omicron

The W.H.O. warned of “a new west-to-east tidal wave sweeping across the region,” in which more than half of those in Europe could be infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the next six to eight weeks. In the first week of 2022, the continent recorded over seven million cases, said Dr. Hans Kluge, the W.H.O. regional director for Europe.

The agency cautioned against treating the latest wave like the seasonal flu, since much remains unknown about the new variant — particularly regarding the severity of the disease it can cause in areas with lower vaccination rates, such as some Eastern European countries.

The steep rise cited by Dr. Kluge, based on forecasts by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is a stark paradigm shift. Although the institute’s models have frequently been criticized by experts, it is clear that the virus is spreading quickly. Even if many people avoid severe illness, the virus promises to cause societal disruption across the continent.

New York Times

READ ALSO

News

The Periscope reporter The pioneer postgraduate peri operative students of the Federal Medical Centre FMC Yola have graduated with distinction. The Periscope has in...

News

The Periscope reporter The Association of Bauchi State Indigens in the United Kingdom has donated 256 different categories of Hospital equipments and medical consumables...

News

Adamawa: Husband murders mother of six in Mubi, for rituals or lunacy? The Periscope crime scene reporter A polygamous husband Aliyu Hussaini has allegedly...

News

By Adamu Muhammad DodoU UN-POLAC Deputy Country President, (Northern Nigeria) An international nongovernmental organisation assigns me to share rams to the financially disadvantaged families...