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The new rise in Covid cases is only the tip of the iceberg

The new rise in Covid cases is only the tip of the iceberg

At a press conference on Wednesday (16/3), the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that some countries in Asia and Europe are returning to up and down transmission curves of the coronavirus. This may just be the tip of the iceberg, as the number of tests has gone down a lot.

“Every country is facing a different situation, with different challenges, but the epidemic is not over yet,” Adhanom said.


Last week, the World Health Organization reported an 8% increase in new global cases. According to WHO Technical Director Maria Van Kerkhove, the growth in cases is due to the continued transmission of the micron variable, the spread of Emphasis on BA.2, Easing social measures and restrictions and spreading misinformation by the authorities.

“There is a lot of misinformation that The epidemic is overAnd the that micron light “This is the last alternative we will be dealing with,” Van Kerkhove said.

“We understand that the world needs and wants to continue, but this virus spreads very efficiently, and the more it spreads, the more it mutates. The good news is that we have tools, like the use of masks and distancing, and we know that vaccines save lives. It’s a multi-layered approach,” continued the director.

During the press conference, A WHO Director of Emergencies Michael Ryan, explains that new growth in cases is expected as the immunity of vaccinated people declines over time. And it will survive in those pockets of sensitivity, and it will move from place to place. It can lie dormant in a community until another community becomes susceptible to it,” Ryan said.