Video: Statement by Dr. Andrea Ammon

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Modelling scenarios run by ECDC indicate that the potential burden of disease in the EU/EEA from the Delta variant will be very high in December and January, unless public health measures are applied now in combination with continued efforts to increase vaccine uptake in the total population.

There are still too many individuals at risk of severe COVID-19 infection whom we need to protect as soon as possible. We need to urgently focus on closing this immunity gap, offer booster doses to all adults, and reintroduce non-pharmaceutical measures" - ECDC Director Andrea Ammon on the latest, 17th update of the Rapid Risk Assessment on COVID-19.