GENEVA (Reuters) – The second yr of the COVID-19 pandemic could also be harder than the primary given how the brand new coronavirus is spreading, particularly within the northern hemisphere as extra infectious variants flow into, the World Well being Group (WHO) mentioned on Wednesday.
“We’re going right into a second yr of this, it might even be harder given the transmission dynamics and a few of the points that we’re seeing,” Mike Ryan, the WHO’s high emergencies official, mentioned throughout an occasion on social media.
The worldwide dying toll is approaching 2 million folks because the pandemic started, with 91.5 million folks contaminated.
The WHO, in its newest epidemiological replace issued in a single day, mentioned after two weeks of fewer circumstances being reported, some 5 million new circumstances had been reported final week, the seemingly results of a letdown of defences throughout the vacation season wherein folks – and the virus – got here collectively.
WNU Editor: WHO Emergency Chief Mike Ryan is ringing the alarm bells. The mutations that the medical consultants are seeing within the Covid-19 coronavirus coupled with these new strains popping up clearly considerations him. The chance that the present vaccines is probably not as efficient as marketed might be the nightmare state of affairs.