Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam has said that due to the delta variant, there could be a fourth wave of corona in the country.
People crossing the road wearing masks (AFP)
The threat of the Fourth Wave of the Coronavirus pandemic is looming over Canada. The country’s Chief Public Health Officer said on Friday that the fourth wave of COVID-19 could come by the end of summer. The reason behind this is going to be the dangerous Delta variant. Apart from this, the reason for this happening may be due to the early removal of restrictions and not enough people getting the vaccine, said health official Dr Theresa Tam.
Dr Theresa Tam said the strong vaccination rate has helped reduce hospitalizations and deaths. But to save hospitals and the health care system from renewed pressure, vaccinations must increase further. He urged young adults to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible. He said that the country is lagging behind in the matter of vaccination in these age groups. Tam said that 63 lakh people of Canada have not received the first dose of the vaccine and 50 lakh have not received the second dose.
To establish better protection, vaccination of 80 percent people is necessary.
The Chief Health Officer said, after five days, it is Labor Day in Canada. In such a situation, it is very important to establish a safe environment. During this we are going to gather at schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. Tam said vaccine coverage should be more than 80 percent across all age groups to establish better protection. He said, the more infectious delta variant can spread among young people without getting vaccinated. This can significantly affect health care capacity.
Corona cases have decreased in Canada
Dr Tam said, since the peak of the third wave, the number of current corona cases has declined by 93 percent. In the last seven days, an average of 640 new infection cases have been reported every day. Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo said Canada’s strong vaccination rate means the number of deaths and hospitalizations will be lower due to increased infections. He warned that without getting vaccinated, millions of Canadians are indeed in grave danger.
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