Europe and the USA are once again the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, warned Hans Kluge.
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Han Kluge, Director of Europe for the World Health Organization (WHO), reported more than 29,000 deaths from COVID-19 in one week across the European continent, on top of the collapse of health systems in these countries.
“Alongside the US, Europe is once again the epicenter of the pandemic,” he confirmed. At the same time, during a press conference in Copenhagen, Kluge pointed out that “there is a light at the end of the tunnel”, but warns that the next six months “will be difficult”.
However, the negative panorama he describes confirms that “restrictions are avoidable”.
He maintains his position to use the mask with 95% of the population, so that in this way infections can be controlled and total closures can be avoided.
Likewise, the release of detention must be gradual, as hasty action has negative consequences, he warns. Kluge points out that schools must remain open as children and young people are not promoting the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Despite the vaccines’ good results, this won’t be a magic solution at first as supplies will be limited, he says.
Following clinical studies, the specialist is in contact with the developers of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
Kirill Dmitriyev, Executive Director of the Russian Investment Fund, spoke about the differences between the Russian vaccine and other options. It is made clear that it is impossible to get infected with the coronavirus as it has been shown to be safe. Other countries have opted for simian adenovirus and mRNA technology, but the Russian, like Johnson Johnson’s, is based on human adenovirus that has been studied for decades as opposed to simian adenovirus, which isn’t the case you know the effects that can be caused over the long term.