The World Health Organization (WHO) said on 12 December that the Delta mutant strain of the virus is now spreading rapidly around the world, with statistics showing that it has emerged in about 104 countries and will soon become the dominant strain of the virus spreading globally. WHO Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that last week was the fourth consecutive week of an increase in new cases, and that the number of deaths had increased after 10 weeks of decline.
Tandse noted that the Delta variant is spreading rapidly around the world, leading to an increase in the number of cases and deaths. It has now appeared in some 104 countries and territories, and WHO expects it will soon become the dominant strain of the virus spreading globally, with global public health emergencies worsening.
The Delta variant and other highly infectious variants of the virus are becoming a wave of disaster, pushing up hospitalizations and deaths, especially in countries without vaccines, he said. But not all places are being hit equally, and the world is in the midst of a new crown pandemic on different tracks, with growing disparities between countries.
In the face of the raging Delta mutant strain, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said at a press conference that most of the symptoms of those infected with Delta after vaccination are mild, but she also stressed that the vaccine is not 100 percent protective, but 60 to 70 percent protective, and called on countries to continue to take all The country must continue to take all preventive measures.
Swamineson also said that there are still about 105 vaccine candidates in development and dozens more in phase 3 trials, which is good news.