Who: The outbreak should not be considered near an end but the worst phase may end this year

2022-05-17 0 By

Source: China Business News

In recent weeks, the number of cases in the United States and other countries has slowed, and hospitalizations in hard-hit regions have been stabilizing.But last week, there were 100 new cases every three seconds on average, according to who data.Novel coronavirus deaths occur every 12 seconds.Since the omicron variant emerged more than two months ago, WHO has received reports of more than 80 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, more than in the whole of 2020.Who Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently pointed out that omicron is not necessarily the last mutant strain of COVID-19, and countries should not consider the outbreak to be near an end.Instead, conditions are ripe for more strains to emerge.But if every country adopts the right response strategy and the worst phase of the epidemic is likely to end this year, COVID-19 will no longer be a global public health crisis.These strategies include the goal of 70% of the world’s population being vaccinated against COVID-19, especially those at risk with weakened immunity.