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Coronavirus Pandemic is not Slowing Down, Warns WHO:- Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief scientist of the World Health Organization said that the coronavirus pandemic is not slowing down and there is clear evidence for the same. The spread of Delta variant and the slow pace of vaccination drive is leading to a surge in the new coronavirus cases in most of the countries told Soumya Swaminathan. She said that the mortality rate in the African countries jumped by 30 to 40 percent. As per the reports, there are more than 5,00,000 new cases reported across the globe and 9300 people passed away. This is a clear indication that the second wave of coronavirus is not over yet and people should be extra cautious.
Soumya Swaminathan said that the delta variant, missing social distancing and easing down the lockdown restrictions along with the slow pace of vaccinations are the reasons for the rise in the new cases of coronavirus. She also said that the delta variant is more transmissible and dangerous among the coronavirus variants. Soumya Swaminathan said that a person infected with the delta variant can infect 8 people aroud him which is three people in other variants. Most of the people are moving out of their homes due to the fatigue or compulsion and the social mixing is causing a surge in the new cases.
Most of the countries lifted the restrictions to recover economically. The person who took the vaccination shot for coronavirus has no risk of hospitalization. Soumya Swaminathan said that there are several countries that are facing a shortage in oxygen and hospital beds. She also said that the data of the third phase of trials for Covaxin looks promising and the WHO is expected to approve Covaxin by the mid of August.