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The fourth wave of Covid in Europe and the United States, why do infections continue to rise? – Corriere.it

from Laura Copeni

European governments are tightening rules for non-vaccinators. In Africa and Asia, this ideal has been further contained, although the proportion of immunized people has decreased

Just look at the world map of the infection (eg. Who is the) to understand that the fourth wave is largely concentrated in Europe and the United States, or – paradoxically – the two regions where vaccines are advancing the fastest. The numbers speak for themselves. United States of America: nearly 600 thousand new cases and more than 8 thousand deaths per week (with 60% of the population vaccinated with a full course); Europe: more than 2 million new cases and 28 thousand deaths per week (65% of the vaccinated population); AfricaWeekly: 10,000 new infections and 500 deaths (6% of the vaccinated population); Southeast Asia– 152 thousand cases and 3 thousand deaths per week (28% of the vaccinated population). Data – for the first 15 days of November – is fromWorld Health Organization (WHO) and African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

vicious circle

The World Health Organization itself has warned that Europe has returned to the epicenter of the epidemic (particularly eastern countries) and that 500,000 people may die from Covid in the coming months. In the first week of November, compared to the last of October, there was in Europe Deaths increased by 10% and new infections increased by 7%. What is happening? The variables are many: in the northern hemisphere temperatures drop, and we know that with cold, the circulation of the virus increases. More time is spent indoors and it has been shown that without adequate air exchange, the risk of infection increases if there are many people in the room. Then there is the issue of the unvaccinated. Austria has introduced a targeted lockdown, only for those over 12 who haven’t received the vaccine. Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said my goal was to persuade the unvaccinated to vaccinate, not prevent them. In the long run, the only way out of the vicious circle in which we find ourselves is through vaccination. Other European countries are considering possible restrictions, in Italy we are holding on tight (and presumably still for a long time) It’s a green lane. This, however, does not preclude freedom of movement for the unvaccinated, as long as they are smeared every 48 hours (rapidly) or 72 hours (molecularly). Moreover on the issue of certification with fast buffer Suspicions have been raised The government announced that In light of Christmas the rules can be revised.

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stricter rules

In Italy, 45.5 million people have completed the course of vaccination, but the unvaccinated (including children under 12 for whom a vaccine has not been approved) 14.5 million. A large basin for the circulation of the virus. And if we think that Italy is one of the European countries that is moving faster on the vaccination campaign, then the calculations will be completed soon. The virus outbreak requires governments to review the rules of the game. Targeted closures Austria It equates to a significant reduction in contact between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, she said BBC Eva Shernhammer, professor of medicine at the University of Vienna. in a Germany
The new government has announced stricter measures, such as the mandatory culling of tampons before traveling on public transport. opposite the line Great Britain, despite rising contagion: Instead of imposing restrictions (the obligation to wear a mask has not even been re-imposed), the focus is on accelerating the vaccination campaign, with third doses being offered to all people over 40 years old.

In France, injuries doubled

in a France, where the new daily infections doubled compared to the beginning of October (from about 4 thousand to more than 8 thousand), the mask has returned to primary schools and the government is considering new measures. People over 65, starting December 15, will only get a green card if they receive the third dose of the vaccine. over there Greece Imposing a smear on unvaccinated people to access public services and shops. Countries where almost the entire population has been vaccinated are an exception. The Portugal (90% of vaccinations) in early October relaxed health card rules. in a Spain, which achieved an 80% vaccination rate, with no certification required.

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Eastern Europe

On the contrary, the case ofEastern Europe. The Romania (where only 34% of the population has been fully vaccinated) has the world’s highest per capita death rate from Covid. in a Bulgaria Hospitals are full of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. Russia and Ukraine, with vaccination rates below 50%, are introducing new restrictions.

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