European Union expects 80% population to be infected with COVID-19
Category: #healthcare  By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2022-04-29
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European Union expects 80% population to be infected with COVID-19

The European Commission recently estimated that up to 80% of the region’s population is infected with the COVID-19 virus. The development comes as the emergency phase of the outbreak comes to an end, with mass reporting of cases no longer being necessary.

The European Commission has urged member states to increase the number of vaccinations against COVID-19 to prepare for another potential and less severe phase of the outbreak. According to Stella Kyriakides, the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety in the European Union, the number of people infected with COVID-19 in the region is expected to have reached around 60% to 80%.

New surges in COVID-19 cases are likely due to the virus mutating, with the health commission recommending that countries should also increase the number of vaccinations. The commission has also urged governments to continue working on the issue of immunization for children, especially given that the new school year begins this fall in September.

The European Commission also noted that it could support the development of new antiviral drugs that are easier to administer and store. The EU has already approved the use of antiviral drugs against the COVID-19 by Pfizer and its partner, Merck & Co.

However, the use of antiviral drugs against COVID-19 is limited for some time, primarily due to various factors such as the slowdown of the outbreak and high prices charged for the drugs.

Meanwhile, the EU has also noted that it would support the development of new vaccines against COVID-19. These vaccines are expected to offer better protection against the virus and its transmission. The European Union’s public health agency has estimated that cases of people infected with COVID-19 could reach 350 million if not reported.

Meanwhile, the head of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that a sharp fall in testing can potentially leave the world blind to Coronavirus evolution and subsequent mutations.

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https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/eu-looks-at-ramping-up-covid-vaccinations-of-kids-developing-antivirals-100722786/

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