OMICRON in the world, the worst is yet to come
The speeches are alarmist at Boris Johnson, at Biden, in Germany, in France, in Italy.
No concrete answer has been given by Biden, what are the solutions?
Omicron variants concern the vaccinated ones.
In Israel, the population is vaccinated with 3 and 4 doses and the crisis is huge with vaccinated and unvaccinated people, everyone can catch the covid.
The world population needs to be reassured and answered in order to have a clear and healthy health agenda.
The situation in the following countries is becoming very complicated.
GERMANY IS PREPARING FOR A “MASSIVE WAVE”.
Germany, already affected by a major rebound in coronavirus infections, must prepare for a new “massive wave” related to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said Friday.
“We must prepare for a challenge that we have not yet experienced in this form; even a slightly milder evolution (of the disease, editor’s note) would not make a difference (…),” said the minister at a press conference in Hanover.
The degree of danger of the new variant remains difficult to assess, but even if the infections were less severe, this “would perhaps keep the number of deaths at a low level for 2 or 3 weeks, while the growth in the number of cases would have already consumed this advantage”, stressed the minister who therefore considers “inevitable” the difficult period to come.
OMICRON IN DENMARK: CLOSURE OF THEATERS, CINEMAS, MUSEUMS…
Denmark announced on Friday the closure of the huge part of its cultural scene and a new restriction of the night life to try to stop the record surge of Covid-19 cases and the new variant Omicron.
“We need to limit our activity. We all need to limit our social contacts,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a press conference.
“Theaters, cinemas, concert halls will have to close,” she announced. The government will also ask for the closure of other gathering places, such as amusement parks and convention centers, as well as museums.
OMICRON: IN SOUTH AFRICA?
The Omicron variant has caused a surge in infections in South Africa, but so far hospitalizations and deaths remain lower than in previous waves, health officials said Friday.
On Wednesday, South Africa saw a record number of infections due to the extremely rapid spread of Omicron, said Michelle Groome of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases. “Hospitalizations are not increasing at such a dramatic rate,” she said at a news conference. “We are starting to see some increases, but relatively small increases in deaths.”
QUEBEC: TOWARD NEW RESTRICTIONS
Quebec will reinstate gauges to limit the spread of the Omicron variant, the French-speaking province’s Premier François Legault announced Thursday. From Monday, businesses, bars, restaurants, theaters but also places of worship and sports halls will have to reduce their capacity by 50%.
After the school vacations, high schools and universities will switch to distance learning for at least a week. As for discos and karaoke bars, they are closed again, only a few weeks after their reopening.
Citing a “critical” situation, he also asked Quebecers to limit private gatherings during the holidays with only ten people allowed around the table. At least 3,700 new cases were recorded for the day on Thursday, surpassing the previous record of infections reached last January.
The United States
The toll, nearly the population of San Francisco, comes as more than 50 million coronavirus cases have been identified in the nation since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The country reached the milestone as the omicron variant has gained ground, intensifying calls for vaccinated people to get booster shots, with disease trackers fearing the new variant will spawn a wave of illness atop the outbreaks blamed on the delta variant.
After the news of the 800,000 figure, President Biden shared his grief for the lives lost and an insistence on vaccinating the country.
“I urge all Americans: do your patriotic duty to keep our country safe, to protect yourself and those around you, and to honor the memory of all those we have lost,” he said in a statement. “Now is the time.”