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WHO has given up: the end of the pandemic is expected, but after several new waves of Covid-19

The World Health Organization called for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the WHO statement, the number of newly registered cases is decreasing, it has already reached the lowest level since March 2020. However, as the head of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, this decline only involves increased investments in vaccination and testing. However, it seems that the WHO has given up after all and is already predicting 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 are not there 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,” the WHO chief said. Last week, the total number of cases recorded by the WHO epidemiological report decreased by 28%. A 12% decline was also observed a week earlier. However, the WHO says that these data “may be misleading” because “many countries have reduced testing”.

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical director of Covid, has traditionally stated the danger of such underestimation. “We believe there are many more cases circulating than we are being told. The virus is circulating at a very high level around the world right now.” She also “frightened” the market that “there will be more waves of infection in the future that may be related to Omicron variants or even new variants.” However, the WHO did not promise new deaths and closures. However, the organization practically demands that “states invest in vaccinating 100% of their most at-risk groups and the elderly,” and calls for continued testing for the virus.

“We strongly urge governments to take a hard look at and strengthen their policies regarding Covid-19 and future pathogens with pandemic potential,” the WHO urged. Nevertheless, we note that the “covid” barriers that have paralyzed tourism since the end of the winter of 2020 continue to fall, even the most firmly “closed to covid” countries are opening completely. Mass quarantine and the ban on entry and exit for tourists continues to be supported only by China – from where the infection began to spread in early 2020.

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