Half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within weeks says WHO – BBC News

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The World Health Organization has warned that half of Europe will have been infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 within six to eight weeks.

The projection was based on the seven million new cases reported across Europe in the first week of 2022.

Recent studies suggest that Omicron is less likely to make people seriously ill than previous Covid variants, but it is still highly contagious and can infect people even if they are fully vaccinated.

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  1. Annoying B'stard

    Naomi is very jolly hockey sticks and midnight feasts in the dorm with Bunty and Fi. Just like the BBC used to be in the good old days.

  2. Bla Bla Bla, follow me little sheeple.

  3. Chelsea 𝐹**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝒞𝒦 𝑀𝒴 Р𝑅𝟢𝐹𝐼𝐿Е

    If the same number of governments and people reacted as hesitantly as they have in real life, but in the Pandemic game, I would have had much better scores.

  4. Jacob Vargas

    Where is your 😷 masks

  5. Marco Kleyn

    I have no vaccine,no booster,no test,no disease,no symptom and no fear-anybody see a pattern there.

  6. Colin Burnside

    Now i have never got the Omicron. My son got it . Over the Christmas period lasted for about five days and he was fine after it.

  7. jock wilson

    The mild version of winter flu,,,boosters have been ruled dangerous by eu health regulators,,can damage immune system,

  8. Anne Power

    All these warnings and yet still nothing being done. Hospitals getting overwhelmed, same as last year, and yet still no restrictions or lockdown. Just waiting for more people to die!

  9. Simon Riley

    It's one if the reason cannabis should be legalised, there been an experiment to show the it acts as a barrier why is cannabis so illegal in the UK it has so many benefits but the UK turns a blind eye to it, why as that because most of our leaders have their hands in stuff like the pharmaceutical companies

  10. sunshineuk1965

    “Two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection, if any. 3 doses with a booster offer reasonable protection against hospitalization and deaths. Less protection against infection.” – Head of Pfizer

  11. Komal Bishnoi

    I don't know what she is saying. I am here to speak English fluently

  12. The George Anton Show

    Was Omicron released intentionally as a cure for previous versions?

  13. David Nelson

    This fear mongering continues as long as there is profit to make.

  14. Mariusz Hope

    Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. There is no other intermediary. May Jesus Bless you, trust Him, give your life – and He will take care of it :pray Convert yourself and believe in the Gospel;

    I recommend checking the meaning of pharmacy from the Greek FARMAKEIA – literally the operation of medicine during the time of ancient Egypt or Assyria, Biblical translation as the full meaning of this term

  15. Chris Baugh

    Keep pumping out the fear BBC. The Trusted News initiative (TNI) and affiliates are incredible proud of the harm you are doing.

  16. King African

    Guess Europe off d list for a while

  17. King African

    I'm I'm E AFRICA.. PPL GOING ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIVES. NO MASKS NO LOCK DOWNS

  18. HA vlog

    Vaccines dont do shit

  19. Nick tsae

    People still watch the bbc and actually trust the constant propaganda it spews out ??

  20. nedas18

    Time to end all this 👍They talking about school online, but it doesn't make any sense at all 😂 Poor countries in Asia and Africa they have no access to online school, vaccination rate very low 🙈 Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria etc. populations should be reduced by now.