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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 13, @04:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-hope-it's-only-the-legs-half dept.

Omicron May Infect Half of Europeans Within Weeks, WHO Says:

More than half of Europe's population could become infected with omicron within weeks at current transmission speeds, a World Health Organization official said.

The fast-spreading variant represents a "west-to-east tsunami sweeping the region," Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said in a briefing Tuesday.

He cited the Institute for Metrics and Health Assessment forecast that most Europeans could take it within the next six to eight weeks. The latest Covid surge has resulted in fewer symptomatic cases and lower death rates than in previous waves, fueling optimism that the pandemic may subside.


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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @04:38PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @04:38PM (#1212435)

    At the risk of being slightly off-topic, can I just say this is the most level-headed, polite, adult conversation I've seen on the subject of covid in 2 years?

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @08:56PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13, @08:56PM (#1212519)

    It's refreshing.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:27AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 14, @05:27AM (#1212614)

    I'm still convalescing from the last article about the election. The food article seemed like it would flare up, but it didn't. We all have cross-immunity from flame wars now.