The EU warns that a new wave of coronavirus is starting, and urged to be vaccinated
Disturbing news about the coronavirus has been reported in the European Union. Marco Cavaleri, Head of Health Threats and Vaccine Strategy at the European Medicines Agency, warned European countries about a new wave of COVID-19.
As explained in the EU, the surge in new cases of coronavirus is associated with mutations BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron variant, which are easily transmitted from person to person.
Cavaleri said this at a briefing on Thursday, July 7.
“We are seeing a new wave of COVID-19 cases in many countries across Europe. The surge in cases is caused by mutations in BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron variant, which are easily transmitted from person to person,” said Cavaleri.
According to the European Medicines Agency, mutations of the new virus can quickly spread to the EU by the end of July. According to experts, there is no evidence yet that new coronavirus mutations lead to more severe illness. At the same time, there has been an increase in the spread of the virus among the older population, which is already leading to more severe cases of COVID-19.
The Head of Health Threats and Vaccine Strategy of the European Medicines Agency called for more affordable booster doses of the vaccine against coronavirus so that people can make the necessary vaccine. First of all, we are talking about people over 60 years old and everyone who is at risk.
“While a new wave of coronavirus is unfolding in the EU, vulnerable groups it is important to observe protective measures and not delay with vaccination “, he stressed.
Recall that the European Union plans to purchase 110,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine.