WHO DirectorGeneral says Covid pandemic is certainly not over

WHO DirectorGeneral says Covid pandemic is ‘certainly not over’

The Covid 19 pandemic “is certainly not over yet,” warned the head of the World Health Organization this Sunday (22). despite decline in cases reported since the peak of the Ômicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our vigilance at our own risk”.

WHO DirectorGeneral Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told officials gathered to open the WHO annual meeting in Geneva that “reducing testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus”. He almost noticed that too 1 billion people in lowincome countries have not yet been vaccinated.

In a weekly report on the global situation published last Thursday (19), WHO said that the number of new cases of Covid19 appeared to have increased stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, while the total number of weekly deaths has fallen.

Although there has been progress with 60% of the population vaccinated world, “it didn’t end up anywhere until it ended up everywhere,” Tedros said. “Reported cases are increasing in nearly 70 countries across all regions, and this in a world where testing rates have been falling,” he added.

Tedros is due to be nominated for a second fiveyear term at this week’s World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of WHO member countries. (status content)