Europe Covid19 cases surge forcing health experts to rethink booster shot
Covid19 infections broke records in parts of Europe on Wednesday, with the continent once again the epicentre of a pandemic that has prompted new curbs on movement and made health experts think again about booster vaccination shots.
European governments should accelerate their vaccination rates, administer booster shots and reintroduce restrictions, Andrea Ammon, the E.C.D.C. director said in a statement. “And all those three things have to be done now,” she said. “This is not pick and choose.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has already warned that Europe would once again be the epicentre of the pandemic and may see half a million more deaths by February. “We must change our tactics, from reacting to surges of Covid-19 to preventing them from happening in the first place,” Hans Kluge, the Europe head of WHO, had said in the first week of November.