Europe is in a panic as Covid death rates are expected to rise by 300,000 people, prompting a lockdown alert.
As the coronavirus wreaks havoc across Europe this winter, the continent could face “300,000 deaths and one million people in hospitals.”
According to a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, more than 280,000 people in Germany could end up in the hospital.
This comes as a new wave of the deadly virus sweeps across Europe.
The authors warned that if Covid restrictions aren’t tightened further, death and hospitalizations will skyrocket.
“The numbers are shocking, and they may or may not happen,” Sheryl Chand, an infectious-disease modeller at the University of Sydney, said.
According to new statistics, Europe accounted for more than half of the global seven-day average of infections and at least half of the most recent Covid deaths.
Researchers in 19 European countries gathered data on Covid deaths across a range of age groups.
They then calculated the total number of people infected in each country by the beginning of November 2021.
This number was used to calculate the percentage of people who don’t have Covid immunity because they didn’t get both vaccines or didn’t test positive for the virus.
The researchers stressed that this was a “worst-case scenario” that examined what would happen if all Covid restrictions were lifted across Europe.
The study, which was published on MedRxiv but has yet to be peer-reviewed, also considered people who were at risk despite having been exposed to Covid.
This comes as more European countries are confronted with a new wave of the deadly virus, with many predicting a new lockdown.
As the number of cases continues to rise, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday that a new lockdown will begin on Monday.
“Despite months of persuasion, we have not been able to convince enough people to get vaccinated,” he said.
“Too many among us were not vaccinated because of radical anti-vaxxers and fake news.”
“The result is overcrowding in intensive care units and a great deal of suffering.”
“A fifth wave is not something we want.”
A sixth or seventh wave isn’t something we want.
This is excruciatingly painful.”
Germany had its highest infection rate since the outbreak began this week.
In a single day, over 60,000 new infections were reported across the country.
This is the first time the country has seen such high numbers since the outbreak began.
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