COVID-19 keep increasing a global health emergencythe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.OMS), after a key advisory committee concluded that the pandemic “may be nearing completion”.point of transitionwhich may have a high degree of disease resistance reduce virus-related deaths,
“There’s no doubt we’re in a much better position now” than we were a year ago when the contagious variant omicron The virus was at its peak, the director-general of WHO indicated, Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusSpeaking at the inauguration of the Annual Executive Meeting of the organization.
However, Tedros warned that in the last eight weeks he has dead least 170 thousand people around the world regarding the coronavirus. He called for fully vaccinating all risk groups, increasing testing and early use of antivirals, as well as expanding laboratory networks and “fighting against”.propagandaAbout the Pandemic.
“We remain optimistic that next year, the world will enter a new phase in which We reduce hospitalizations and deaths to the lowest possible level“, Told.
Tedros made his comments shortly after the WHO published the findings of its emergency committee on the pandemic, which reported that some 13 thousand 100 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19, Almost 90 percent of health workers even more Four out of five people over the age of 60 The report states that the first series of vaccination has been completed.
“The committee recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic may be at a critical juncture,” the WHO said in a statement. highest level of immunity in the worldacquired by vaccination or infection, “may limit the effect“the virus that causes covid-19”morbidity and mortality”, indicated the committee.
“But there is no doubt that this virus will remain a permanently established pathogen in humans and animals for the foreseeable future,” the text states. Although Omicron variants are easily infectious, there is “a disconnect between infection and severe disease” compared to previous variants.
The committee members also mentionedepidemic fatigueand the growing perception among the population that COVID-19 Not as big a risk as beforeDue to which people are increasingly ignoring preventive measures like use of masks and social distancing.