There is a spike in the number of Corona cases around the world, especially in the European nations where the Covid restrictions are imposed on the people.
Saumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of WHO on Monday informed that they would require a lot of time to produce and give enough shots to contain the spread of coronavirus. “We are not going to achieve any levels of population immunity or herd immunity in 2021,” and emphasized the need to maintain physical distancing and taking personal precautionary measures like hand washing and wearing masks.
Experts also raise concern over the new mutation that was first detected in Britain which is feared to be more transmissible. Seven mass vaccination sites were opened in England to fight the surge in cases that are threatening to overwhelm the hospitals.
According to England’s chief medical officer, Chris Witty, the upcoming few weeks will prove to the worst of the pandemic in terms of statistics into National Health Services (NHS).
On Tuesday, Malaysia’s King declared a state of emergency to inhibit the surge in cases which was interpreted by the critics as a bid to cling to power. The national emergency in Malaysia in the year 1969 was held in response to the deadly racial riots.
Over a year has passed since the outbreak of the first case of Covid, which has made a negative impact on the economy, society, culture, and environment. The masks that had a crucial role in saving lives have proved to be hazardous and deadly for wildlife. The birds and aquatic creatures have been trapped in the discarded facial coverings. The disposal masks have been identified scattered around the pavements, beaches and other public places after the use of masks were made mandatory to slow down the spread of pandemic. The masks could take another hundred years to decompose.