Peak Summit: Fear of an Overwhelming Omicron Mutation Shock – Discussion of New Restrictive Measures
Vaccination, coordination and global cooperation
In this triptych, the European Council aspires to support the next steps to halt the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus mutation.
At a time when EU leaders and the scientific community are concerned about Omicron mutation data, the World Health Organization is recommending a reduction in Christmas co-morbidity with family reunions and parties, according to a University study. Hong Kong reports that the new mutation is 70 times more contagious than Delta, which intensifies the discussion about restrictive measures, although so far we are at the level of recommendations.
The British government, for example, has called on citizens to limit their social contact, with the Queen setting a good example by canceling the pre-Christmas meal for the whole family each year. With cases breaking every record, London is rapidly promoting vaccinations, as is the European Union.
The EU Summit
At the EU Summit in Brussels, the leaders noted the deteriorating health, the need to expand vaccination, more boosts, and a concerted effort to fight the pandemic. Europe is clearly on red alert for the pandemic virus and the Covid-19 Omicron mutation has begun to leave its mark.
Concerns that the new SARS-CoV-2 strain of the coronavirus could be overwhelming are widespread and are exacerbated by the fact that the ECDC has issued a loud warning about a difficult winter, with a possible increase in illness and death. mutation will probably dominate the European area in early 2022. All this, in fact, a few days before the official start of the festive season of Christmas and New Year throughout Europe, which will bring with it a thickening of social gatherings and colorings.
The question that remains to be answered is whether the European governments will take new emergency measures for the Omicron mutation, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in his speech during the work of the Summit, emphasizing that Europe should not be complacent with the mutation.
Mr. Mitsotakis asked for stricter reports for the mutation in the conclusions of the Summit and the testing during the holidays, while he proposed the European vaccination certificate to be valid for 6 + 1 months.
«If we need to take other measures regarding additional tests, I think they should be implemented during the Christmas period so that we can save extra time for as many people as possible to take the booster dose.The Greek Prime Minister emphasized characteristically.
European leaders are trying to save the free movement of citizens in the middle of the festive season, but the rapid spread of the Omicron mutation brings new restrictions. From Saturday, only those who have a serious reason will be allowed to enter France from Britain.
Italy, Portugal and Denmark are taking travel measures, while the US CDC is ringing the alarm bell for a dramatic increase in cases. According to scientists, however, the Omicron mutation is expected to dominate at European level by mid-January.
The situation is happening in the USA
«The booster vaccines we give work against Omicron. At the moment, there is no need for a special boosterSaid the US chief infectious disease specialist, Anthony Fauci.
«1.1 million Americans have been saved. This is the power of vaccinesSaid Covid Coordinator at the White House, Jeff Zinz.
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