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WHO warns against “tsunami” of COVID-19 cases

WHO warns against "tsunami" of COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning that the “Omicron” and “Delta” mutants have caused a “tsunami” of coronavirus infections throughout the world, as well as the collapse of national health systems.

“I am really afraid that the development of Omicron, which is the most infectious, at the same time as (Delta) would result in a tsunami of casualties,” said WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. This is a big load for overburdened health personnel and health-care systems on the point of collapsing.”

According to WHO, the “Delta” and “Omicron” mutations are “syndromic dangers” that increase the incidence of new infections, leading to an increase in hospitalizations and fatalities.

According to the scientific community, the severity of the epidemic wave induced by the new mutant will be defined by the balance between the speed of transmission and the low risk of injuries, particularly among vaccinators.

Experts believe that, notwithstanding the low number of hospitalizations caused by “Omicron,” the increase in cases will overwhelm healthcare systems.

In the US, where coronavirus cases are at an all-time high, decreasing the duration of isolation for infected workers from 10 days to five has caused debate in the workplace. While this proposal was welcomed by businesses, particularly those in the aviation and hotel industries, unions voiced concern that it would increase the strain on staff and the events that began this morning.

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