European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned there have been sufficient doses of vaccines for all Europeans.
The brand new Omicron variant might grow to be dominant amongst Covid-19 infections in Europe by mid-January, European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday (December fifteenth), including that there was now sufficient vaccines for all Europeans.
Given the present fast development of instances, “Science tells us we should always anticipate Omicron to be the brand new dominant variant in Europe by mid-January already”, mentioned Ursula von der Leyen to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The World Well being Group (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Omicron variant is spreading “At a price that we now have by no means seen with another variant”, calling for using all anti-Covid instruments to stop European well being methods from being shortly overwhelmed as the tip of the 12 months holidays method.
“However over the previous 12 months we have labored exhausting and achieved loads. And that’s the reason Europe is now in a greater place to combat the virus ”, continued the President of the Fee on the eve of a summit of European leaders in Brussels.
“To begin with, we now have sufficient vaccine doses for each European now”, underlined Ursula von der Leyen, recalling that 66.6% of the inhabitants of the EU had acquired two doses of vaccine in opposition to the Covid-19 and that for the second, the third dose “Is one of the best safety in opposition to the brand new variant”.
“Crucial factor now’s to extend the variety of folks vaccinated in Europe as shortly as potential”, automotive “The value we can pay if persons are not vaccinated will proceed to extend” with particularly Christmas celebrations once more darkened by the epidemic, faculties and actions which are closing, insisted the president of the European govt.