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End of Covid-19 pandemic in sight but still a long way off, says WHO


Published on: 09/22/2022 – 19:43 WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday qualified the remarks of US President Joe Biden, who had said in an interview broadcast last week that the pandemic was “finished” in the United States. The WHO warns against any triumphalism: the Director General of the World Health Organization affirmed Thursday, September 22 that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was certainly in sight but still far away, thus moderating his remarks made the last week and those of US President Joe Biden. WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference from New York, where he is attending the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.”But we are still far from it, and the tunnel is still dark, with many obstacles that could trip us up if we are not careful,” he added. the pandemic was “over” in the States s United. But Dr. Tedros had also adopted a more optimistic tone last week. He tried to explain himself on Thursday: “During press briefings for the past two weeks, I said that the pandemic does not was not over, but that the end was in sight” and “both are true”. “Being able to see the end does not mean we are at the end of the road,” he said. technical manager for the management of the Covid-19 epidemic at the WHO, stressed that the objective of the organization was to “end this emergency everywhere” while acknowledging that the epidemiological situation could be different according to the countries. countries.>> To read on when can we decree the end of the pandemic? According to Dr. Tedros, the number of deaths reported each week in the world continues to fall and now represents only 10% of what it was at the peak in January 2021. Also, in most countries, restrictions have ended and two-thirds of the world’s population are vaccinated, including three-quarters of health workers and the elderly.” But 10,000 deaths a week is 10,000 too many,” he said. “We all need es believe that we can – and will – get to the end of the tunnel and leave the pandemic behind us. But we are not there yet,” he said. According to WHO online statistics, the Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 6.5 million people worldwide. With AFP



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