We’re seeing waning immunity of vaccines, particularly after the 30 week mark. We’ve acquired 45-47% of all the inhabitants [of Europe] unvaccinated. Let me be completely clear, the vast majority of folks in intensive care models as we speak are the unvaccinated.
However there are different compounding components. Winter. There’s a seasonality remark we’re making for the time being. Individuals transferring indoors. The necessity for masks and wish for extra air flow. As you probably noticed, the British Medical Journal final week confirmed a research the place 53% of transmission was prevented by masks use. We solely have 48% of the inhabitants within the European area utilizing masks. The second we see that go up, if we see this go up, we are going to see a discount in circumstances and a discount in deaths. If we noticed 95% common masks use, we will challenge that we’d save about 160,000 lives.
So there’s various components, plus the extra transmissible Delta variants, which is accounting for about 99% of the circumstances in Europe as we speak.
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