“Put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic” called for the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, the number of newly reported cases is declining, it has already reached its lowest level since March 2020. However, as the head of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, this decline only implies increased investment in vaccination and testing. However, it seems that the WHO still gave up and already predicts the official end of the pandemic, although not immediately, but after a series of new waves of covid.
“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We haven't reached it yet, but the end is near. If we don't seize this opportunity now, we risk more options, more deaths, more destruction and more uncertainty.” At the same time, last week the total number of cases recorded by the WHO epidemiological report decreased by 28%. A week earlier, there was also a 12% decline. However, the WHO says the data “can be misleading” as “many countries have reduced testing.”
Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on Covid, has traditionally warned about the dangers of such an underestimation. “We believe there are actually many more cases circulating than we are being told. The virus is circulating at a very intense level around the world at the moment.” She also warned the travel market that “there will be more waves of infection in the future that could be related to Omicron variants or even new variants.” However, no new deaths and closures were promised at WHO. However, the organization is practically demanding that “governments invest in vaccinating 100% of their most-at-risk groups and the elderly” and calling for continued testing for the virus.
“We urge governments to take a hard look at their policies and strengthen it against Covid-19 and future pathogens with pandemic potential,” the WHO called. However, we note that the “covid” barriers that have paralyzed tourism since the end of winter 2020 continue to fall, even the most firmly “closed to covid” countries are fully opening. In fact, only China continues to support mass quarantine and a ban on entry and exit for tourists – from where the infection began to spread in early 2020 …
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