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Europe battles further Covid-19 wave as WHO warns of 700,000 more deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Europe remains at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic as the continent battles a further wave.

Austria returned to a full lockdown this week, while Germany and the Netherlands are expected to announce further restrictions.


The WHO said a further 700,000 people in Europe could die by March 1st, in addition to the 1.5 million who have already died.

The Organisation expects “high or extreme stress in intensive care units (ICUs) in 49 out of 53 countries between now and March 1st, 2022″.

In the European Union, 67.7% of the population is fully vaccinated.


The WHO further said that evidence is growing that vaccine based protection against infection and mild disease is declining.

IMAGE – “Switzerland China Virus Outbreak” (Public Domain) by brucedetorres@gmail.com


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