January 27, 2023

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Estados Unidos: Temen una segunda gran ola de covid-19 por subvariante de Ómicron | “Dramatic increases in the number of cases and hospitalizations”

The health authorities of the United States are concerned about the advance of the Subvariante BA.5 de Ómicron, que se ha vuelto la dominante del virus en ese país en questión de semanas. Podría ser un proceso que derive en la segunda mayor ola de la pandemia en ese país, indicó el diario británico The Guardian.

This is also produced in a moment in the que Great part of the United States has relaxed almost all restrictions por la covid-19 en public y en el que la vida ha regressado en grand medida a la normalidad, detalló el informe recently publicado.

“Es muy claro que la covid-19 no ha terminado. “We are seeing dramatic increases in the number of cases and hospitalizations in many places in the United States,” advirtió Jason Salemi, profesor asociado de epidemiología del Colegio de Salud Pública de la Universidad del South de Florida cited in the report.

“Mientras BA.5 empieza a affectar a Estados Unidos vamos en la dirección equivocada” , alertó Salemi, y added: “Lo hemos visto venir por un tiempo. Hemos visto que circula de manera bastente inalterada”.

More than one out of every three Americans live in a county with a medium risk of coronavirus y uno de cada cinco tienen un riesgo elevado, de acuerdo con los Centros para la Prevención y Control de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). According to Salemi, it is the largest proportion of people in the country in situation of risk since February.

The warning of the OMS

The Organization Mundial de la Salud (WHO) decided this Tuesday to maintain the international emergency due to the pandemic of covid-19in force since almost two years and a half, and alerted of the dangers that entraña la actual relaxation in the follow-up of contagions that have been noticed in many countries.

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“There is a huge disconnection between the perception that covid is between scientific communities, political leaders and public opinion”, lamented in a press conference the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, after confirming that the organism maintains the maximum level de emergency por la pandemia.

Tedros opted for it after receiving the recommendations of the Emergency Committee for the covid, which meets every three months to analyze the situation of the pandemic and he did it for the twelfth time last April 8.

Tras tres horas y media de deliberaciones, los expertos del comité, chaired since January 2020 by the French epidemiologist Didier Houssin, concluded that the covid “continues to constitute an extraordinary event that still impacts in a negative way on global health”.

The committee warned on the other hand that the decline in tests in many countries, in a moment of proliferation of mild cases in those with high rates of vaccination, is affecting the capacity of experts to analyze the evolution of the coronavirus.

Lamentaron en este sentido “la reducción en la coverage y en la calidad de la vigilance”, que se traduce entre otras cosas en un menor envío de sequenciaciones gómícas de casos de covid en todas las regiones.

“El virus está circulando libremente y los países no están gestionando eficiámente el riesgo de acuerdo con sus capacities”, assured in this sense the director general of the OMS, quien advirtió del impacto que en muchas regiones está teneido el “covid largo”, o el mantenimiento de symptoms en pacientes ya recuperados.

Even with a minor control of the pandemicin the last two weeks a 30 percent increase in covid cases has been reported globallya causa principally de los sublinajes BA.4 y BA.5 de la variante ómicron, advirtió el Comité de Emergencia.

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“New waves of the virus show one more time that the covid is far from its final”, resumió Tedros, while the experts of the committee assured that the dynamic of the covid continues to be “unpredictable”.

Las recommendations

In light of the situation, the committee suggested measures to recover previous levels of surveillance, which could include a better integration into the national data of the results of the self-tests that many citizens currently practice, replacing the PCR tests or the tests de antigenos.

The experts maintained the recommendation to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the national population to reduce serious cases and deaths, and advised countries that have not yet reached rates of 20 percent with the goal of developing strategies. para ampliar las inoculaciones en sus territorios.

At the same time, they recommended that measures be taken to reduce the spread of the virus in multitudinous events, and other individual measures such as the use of masks, physical distancing and frequent hand hygiene, applied since the beginning of the health crisis two years ago. y medio.