The Covid-19 pandemic is about to end

End of COVID-19 pandemic in sight, says WHO

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R. Gelfenstein – The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, said the director of the World Health Organization, who last week called for a final sprint to reach the milestone, the number of weekly deaths reported from COVID-19, 11,000. since March 2020.

"We've never been in a better position to end the pandemic. We haven't arrived yet, but the end is in sight. A marathon runner doesn't stop when the finish line is in sight. Run faster, with all the energy is gone. We should too," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus.

According to the latest WHO update, the number of weekly cases has declined in all regions, an overall drop of 28% from the previous week. And in the United States, cases have steadily declined over the past two months, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

As for smallpox, the downward trend of the global epidemic continues "But as with COVID-19, now is not the time to relax or let your guard down," Tedros insisted.

Last week, 3,400 new cases were confirmed, of the more than 58,000 diagnosed since the beginning of this epidemic. The United States (1,600), Brazil (500), Mexico (280) and Peru (210) are the countries with the highest number of new cases.

With more than a million deaths this year, the pandemic remains an emergency globally and in most countries.

Among the recommendations cited by Tedros are investments in vaccination, especially in risk groups, the continuity of screening tests to verify new variants and the improvement of health systems.

Tedros also announced that the WHO published on Wednesday an advisory plan for national health policies.

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