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Jan 11, 2022
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Omicron can infect half of Europe, says WHO

Kruge assured that the available vaccines protect well against severe illness and death. But he noted that due to the rapid spread of the infection, the burden on health care is expected to be high.

The omicron is also expected in Russia. Denis Logunov, deputy director of the Gamaleya Center, said that another wave of morbidity awaits us in late January-early February. The lethality of the omicron, according to the Gamaleya Center, is 4-17 times lower than that of previous variants of the coronavirus. However, this does not mean the “lightness” of the strain.

“I am absolutely sure that by the end of January – at the beginning of February we will also have a significant increase in the incidence of the omicron strain,” he said.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin already today, January 11, announced an increase in the number of cases of omicron. The mayor said that the city needs to prepare for “a more critical development of events.” According to Rospotrebnadzor, the epidemic situation is worsening in Russia. In 13 regions, more than 300 cases of infection with the omicron strain were detected.

With an unfavorable development of events, the incidence of coronavirus in Russia can exceed 100 thousand people per day. Meanwhile, in the United States over the past day, one hundred and fifty thousand cases of infection were recorded per day. This is an absolute world record.


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