Just Tip Of Iceberg: WHO Chief Cites Key Reasons For Massive COVID Surge In Asia

Continued local outbreaks and surges are to be expected, especially in areas where transmission-prevention measures have been lifted.

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a warning about another massive coronavirus wave, claiming that after several weeks of declines, reported cases of COVID19 are once again increasing globally, particularly in parts of Asia.

“These increases are occurring despite reductions in testing in some countries, implying that the cases we are witnessing are only the tip of the iceberg.” And we know that as the number of COVID19 cases rises, so do the number of deaths.”

Continued local outbreaks and surges are to be expected, especially in areas where transmission-prevention measures have been lifted. However, he adds, there are unacceptably high levels of COVID19 mortality in many countries, particularly where vaccination rates are low among vulnerable populations.

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a warning about another massive coronavirus wave, claiming that after several weeks of declines, reported cases of COVID19 are once again increasing globally, particularly in parts of Asia.

“These increases are happening despite reductions in testing in some countries, implying that the cases we’re seeing are just the tip of the iceberg.” We also know that as the number of COVID19 cases increases, so does the number of deaths.”

Local outbreaks and surges are likely to continue, particularly in areas where transmission-prevention measures have been lifted. However, he adds, there are unacceptably high levels of COVID19 mortality in many countries, particularly in vulnerable populations where vaccination rates are low.

Each country is in a unique situation.

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