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Bulgarian Prof. Kozhuharova: Already 30% of the Population has been Vaccinated

"We can believe that the fourth wave is subsiding. Mortality is falling, but remains high due to poor health of Bulgarians, problems in the health care system. In Bulgaria, cases that end fatally are unvaccinated, and at risk."

This was said to BNR by the epidemiologist Prof. Mira Kozhuharova, advisor to the Minister of Health.

First cases of Omicron variants detected in Turkey

Turkey has detected the first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the country's health minister has said, calling on people to remain calm but vigilant.

"One of the [Omicron] cases was in Istanbul and the other five cases were in [the western province of] İzmir," Fahrettin Koca told lawmakers in parliament on Dec. 11 during discussions on the Health Ministry's 2022 budget.

Bulgarian Prof. Vitanov: The Problems with Omicron will Come in January

"Since the virus has not entered the country by St. Nicholas Day, it does not have time to enter and become dominant until Christmas and New Year. However, it needs some time, when the virus enters the country, to run wild and replace the current variant, which is aggressive enough and will not be given so easily. It will take 2-3 weeks." This is what the mathematician Prof.

Bill Gates: "The end in 2022"

He expressed hope that the critical phase of the COVID pandemic would end next year.
"It would be foolish to make a different prediction, I believe that the acute phase of the pandemic will end sometime in 2022," Gates said on the Gates Notes personal blog.