The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his “great concern” over the occurrence of a “tsunami” of infections in Corona, caused by the “Omicron” virus.
This came in a video press conference held at the organization’s center in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, and pointed to the rapid spread of the new Coronavirus “Omicron” around the world.
He expressed great concern that the spread of “Omicron” at the same time as “Delta” would lead to a “tsunami” of infections, and Tedros reiterated his call for countries to share vaccines equitably.
He called on all of humanity to support the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world’s population by the beginning of July 2022.
And earlier today, the World Health Organization announced that the risk of the rapidly spreading Omicron virus is still “very high” after the number of HIV infections jumped 11 percent globally last week.
The organization said in a statement that the Omicron virus from the Coronavirus “is behind the rise in infections in many countries, including those that exceeded the previously dominant delta mutant.”
It suggested the rapid spread of the Omicron virus to a combination of “the ability to evade the immune system and self-transmission.”