The surge in infections and deaths continues to rise in severely affected countries in Europe. Authorities have confirmed an almost 30% increase in cases and an almost 50% increase in deaths in one major country alone. It is not alone other major countries, as well as peripheral ones, are following similar routes. The most worrying aspect is that hospital beds are continuing to feel the strain. It also places pressure on other patients with other health issues not able to access them for the number of pandemic cases. There are also new strains appearing which will severely affect the vaccines in development efficacy scientists warn. If ever a united front against this scourge was required it is now.
In the US similar effects are being felt with only a handful of states able to report they are moving in the right direction.