The World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist said she was shocked to see unmasked crowds cheering and screaming at the European Cup final in London on Sunday, expressing fears that the event would boost the transmission of Covid-19, including Delta type.
The UK is facing a new wave of Covid-19 virus that is spread by the most transmissible type, despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. The country plans to remove nearly all remaining restrictions to combat the coronavirus by July 19, a move that worries some scientists.
In uncharacteristically honest comments from the UN health agency, which usually refrains from commenting on individual member states’ policies, Maria van Kerkhove, its chief technical officer for Covid-19, qualified the view of the more than 60,000 spectators at the match between Italy and England. From “The Destroyer”.
“Would I like to see the broadcast happen in front of my eyes?” she tweeted in the final moments of the match.
“The #Covid19 pandemic is not taking its leave tonight… #Delta Variant #SARSCoV2 will benefit from people who are unvaccinated, huddled, unmasked, screaming/screaming/singing. Devastating.”
A day of alcohol-fueled festivities began with scenes of chaos in central London. Tens of thousands flocked to Wembley Stadium, firing rockets at train stations and singing in the wagons.
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