The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday reiterated his call for a more equitable global distribution of the vaccine against COVID, saying that the simultaneous circulation of the delta and omigran strains of the corona virus causes “tsunami cases”. 19.
“Delta and Omigron are now double threats, pushing case numbers to record levels, leading to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths,” said Tetros Adonom Caprais.
“I am very concerned that Omigron, at the same time being very contagious and spreading in the delta, is causing a tsunami of cases,” he added during a press conference. “This and that will continue to put great pressure on exhausted health workers and health systems on the brink of collapse.”
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus again called for the more equitable sharing of Covit-19 vaccines, warning that focusing on the vaccine booster in rich countries could lead to dose shortages in poorer countries.
The WHO is campaigning for all countries to reach the 70% immunization target by mid-2022, which will help end the critical phase of the epidemic, he said.
It has been two years since New Year’s Eve registered 27 cases of “viral pneumonia” for an unknown WHO in Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 281 million people worldwide have been infected with the corona virus and more than 5 million have died, according to Reuters.