The director of the World Health Organization for Europe, Hans Kluge, has been optimistic this Sunday, declaring that the omicron variant could mean the end of the pandemic. “It is plausible that the region is nearing the end of the pandemic,” he said.

However, he also stated that around 60% of Europeans could become infected before March. That is why he called for prudence and security measures to limit the number of infections.

His optimism comes because he believes that, thanks to the vaccine and natural immunization after the virus has been overcome, there will be a “global immunity”. Another factor that will also be decisive for the near future of the virus will be “seasonality”, which will cause infections to drop.

“When the wave omicroncalms down, there will be global immunity for a few weeks and months, either thanks to the vaccine or because people will have been immunized from the infection,” Kluge said.

However, he has insisted that Europe is not yet in a “was endemic”, which is when, according to the WHO manager, we can predict what will happen with the virus. And now we are not in that situation. “This virus has surprised us more than once, so we have to be careful,” Kluge said.

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