WHO: COVID-19 ‘is probably at a transition point


The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency. But the pandemic “may be in transition.” The pandemic is in transition.

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak “in transition”. Last Friday, at a meeting of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee for International Health Regulations, Sang reviewed data on the state of the pandemic.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged the Committee’s view that the COVID-19 pandemic may be in a transition phase and appreciated the Committee’s advice on carefully managing this transition and assessing potential negative consequences. open A transcript of Tedros’ speech indicates a high risk of global spread. This means that the coronavirus has been classified as a public health emergency of international concern. But he said the world is in a better position to defeat the virus thanks to advances in treatments, vaccines and diagnostics.

“As we enter the fourth year of the pandemic, we are in a much better position than a year ago, when the Omicron wave was at its peak and more than 70,000 deaths were being reported to WHO every week.” explained Tedros.

At the conference, Tedros called for full vaccination of groups at high risk of serious illness. He also called on countries to step up testing and use antivirals at an early stage.

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“When we met last October, the number of reported weekly deaths was the lowest since the pandemic began. It was under 10,000 a week. However, since the beginning of December, the number of weekly deaths reported worldwide has increased. But the global response is still slow, the leader added, because in too many countries these powerful and life-saving tools are still not reaching the populations that need them, especially the elderly and healthcare workers.
“We must remember that the pandemic does not end overnight.

The statistics on cases, hospitalizations and deaths paint an optimistic picture, and we will see many countries emerge from this acute phase,” said John Brownstein. Dr. Brownstein is an epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a lead innovator. I am responsible. “If you look at the mortality data, you can see that COVID-19 kills twice as many people each season as the flu and the flu in the fourth quarter of the year,” he added.