The EU could surpass two million coronavirus deaths by next March, the World Health Organiation (WHO) warned on Tuesday.
This is preventable if we take protective and further actions to combat the virus, the health organization said.
“All of us have the opportunity and responsibility to help avert unnecessary tragedy and loss of life, and limit further disruption to society and businesses over this winter season,” Dr. Hans Henri Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said.
Current calculations suggest there will be extreme stress on hospital beds in 25 countries, and high or extreme stress in intensive care units in 49 out of 53 countries between now and 1 March 2022, according to the WHO.
The EU has been scrambling with the fourth wave of virus, in which many countries such as Germany, Austria, and others have already imposed partial and impartial lockdowns. Unvaccinated people are under due restrictions, and they should get vaccine immediately.
It is worth mentioning that deaths across Europe’s 53 countries have passed the 1.5 million mark and the virus is now the leading cause of death, modelling by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, has found.
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