No end in sight

Europe is struggling to contain the coronavirus and cases have been surging even as vaccination efforts have been ramped up. Poland’s hospitals have been crushed by the pandemic as more than 35,000 new cases were reported for two recent days. The situation is similar in France. In Britain, restrictions will be eased as vaccination has covered about half of the population.

Rise in cases

Poland has seen about 55,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. The virus variants have been getting more aggressive, and has fueled the outbreak further in Europe. Many have blamed the governments for their handling of the situation.

France expecting the worst

France is expecting the number of virus patients in the ICU to be similar to the numbers a year ago. Experts expect the cases to peak this week as schools and non-essential stores have been closed for the month.

Greece opens up

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv is also bringing in some stricter rules into the city as cases rise. Schools will be closed only those with a special pass will be allowed to travel around. While Greece is still recovering from the recession, stores will be allowed to open despite a rise in cases. Serbia is also easing the lockdown rules even with rising cases and slowing inoculation campaign.

Good news in US

In the US, the youth is driving the virus wave as the vaccination campaign has covered almost 40% of the population. Death rate in seniors has failed to their lowest as more than 75% of those above age 65 have received the vaccine. The campaign will soon vaccinate the younger people.

 

 

By AlizeLaVie 04/06/2021 Sources WHO