Omicron driving up infection rates around Europe | DW News

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Poland is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases and is likely to be racking up 60.000 cases by mid-February according to the government. But a large percentage of the people in Poland are still unvaccinated. Only 23% of the population have had their booster.

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