When Will the Covid Pandemic End? Check WHO Latest News


When Will the Covid Pandemic End?  Check WHO Latest News

When Will the Covid Pandemic End? Check WHO Latest News

The period of danger and pandemic status inherent in Covid-19 will soon end. This possibility emerged after the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the state of emergency due to Covid-19 could be completed in 2022 if several conditions were met.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the dangerous phase of Covid-19 could be completed by mid-2022 for two reasons. First, vaccination rates in some countries are already very high. Second, the severity of Covid-19 symptoms carried by the Omicron variant is not as severe as the previous variants.

But [the Covid-19 pandemic] doesn't (end completely), not when 70,000 people a week die from preventable and treatable diseases," Ghebreyesus said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference last weekend, quoted by Business Insider, Monday (28/28). /2/2022).

Tedros said the pandemic will continue as long as 83% of the population on the African continent have not received even a single dose of the vaccine. In addition, he said Covid-19 was still a threat as long as a vulnerable health system existed and little supervision was carried out to track the evolution of this disease.

Even though the acute phase of the pandemic is over, Tedros reminded the world to be prepared for the potential for more variants to emerge in the future. In fact, he said, ideal conditions for more infectious and more dangerous variants could occur.

Separately, WHO Director of Emergencies Michael Ryan said 2022 would be a turning point for a pandemic that could turn into an endemic state. According to the KBBI, endemic means a disease that is contagious in an area or in a group of people.

What we need to do is achieve a low incidence of disease with maximum vaccination of our population so that nobody has to die. That's the end of the state of emergency in my view. That's the end of the pandemic," Ryan said.

WHO predicts that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over as long as global vaccination coverage is on target. The organization targets 70% of the world's population to have received the vaccine by mid-2022.

Currently, the countries that have recorded the highest Covid-19 cases are the United States, India and Brazil. Meanwhile, on the European continent, the countries that reported the most Covid-19 cases were France, Europe and Russia.


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