The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) said on the 23rd that based on the results of its model predictions, at the latest by the end of August this year, 90% of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the European Union and European Economic Area countries will be caused by delta variants. To this end, the agency calls on countries to speed up vaccination, especially to speed up the completion of the second shot of high-risk groups.
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (European Center for Disease Control and Prevention) in Stockholm, Sweden is the European Union’s specialized agency responsible for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The Delta variant Threat Assessment Report released on the same day gave the above conclusions.
Ammon, director of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the same day that the existing scientific evidence shows that the delta variant is more infectious than other variants in the process of spreading. The center predicts that the EU and the European economy will be affected by the end of August this year at the latest. 90% of the newly diagnosed cases of new crowns in countries in the region will be infected with the Delta variant.
Ammon pointed out that preliminary data showed that individuals who received only one dose of the existing vaccine could still be infected with the Delta variant. She warned that the variant is likely to spread widely this summer, especially among young people who are not the focus of vaccination, this may cause those high-risk groups who have not completed the two doses of vaccination to face infection, and cause severe illness risks. She pointed out that within the European Union, about 30% of people over the age of 80 have not received the second dose; about 40% of people over 60 have not received the second dose.
Ammon also pointed out that it is gratifying that people who have been vaccinated with two doses of the existing vaccine still have a high degree of immunity to the delta variant.
She reminded countries in the region, that it is important to advance vaccination at full speed, and ensure that the two doses of vaccine can be vaccinated within the shortest recommended interval to speed up ensuring that high-risk groups are immune.