Europe: explosive Covid growth rates, steeper than the winter wave of 2020 in many countries

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Europe is seeing some stunning increases in the daily Covid case rate across much of the continent. In many cases, the rates of increase are steeper even than the winter wave of 2020. This is a very dangerous situation.










9th November 2021 – Update from Germany:

The virologist Christian Drosten has warned of an escalation of the corona situation. If no tougher measures were to be taken now, in view of the experience in England with a similarly high vaccination rate, but significantly more natural infections and deaths, also face Germany would up to 100,000 more deaths, Drosten said in his podcast on NDR Info. “That’s a conservative estimate.”

Drosten spoke out in favour of considering new contact restrictions. You have to control the infection activity again. Testing alone will not bring the situation under control. “The tests are set up as an emergency brake to break the wave. But in any case they will not be”.

The waves to date have shown that a change in behaviour in the general population contributes to a decrease in the incidence. “If people change their behaviour and take the threat more seriously, it has an effect.” That is why clear communication is essential. “We have a real emergency situation,” said Drosten.

In Drosten’s view, the situation is worse than it was a year ago. The delta variant also quickly turns vaccinated people into carriers. At the same time, these people moved relatively freely in society. “This is how the virus comes to the unvaccinated, and they stand out as serious cases.”

Der Spiegel report (in German)



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** This post was originally published on November 9, 2021 **