According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the weekly number of registered deaths has dropped for the first time from three years ago. During this period, almost 7 million people became victims of the disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic, as an emergency of international concern, may end in 2023. This was said by the Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the ceremony of awarding the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in the field of global public health on March 13.
Ghebreyesus noted that last Saturday marked three years since the WHO first called the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to official figures, during this time the disease claimed almost 7 million lives.
According to the head of WHO, the current situation with COVID-19 is the most favorable for all three years of the pandemic. He also expressed confidence that the WHO would be able to declare an end to the emergency as early as this year.
“It’s great to see that the weekly number of reported deaths is lower for the first time than three years ago when we first used the word ‘pandemic’. The improvement is significant,” Ghebreyesus said.
The WHO Director-General stressed that humanity must learn the lessons of the pandemic in order to prevent similar tragedies in the future. There are three key things to take away from the pandemic, he said.
The importance of investing in public health. As it turns out, an advanced health care system is not the same as a strong public health system. The Importance of Science. During the pandemic, some important processes were slowed down due to the marginalization and politicization of science. The importance of cooperation. Instead of a coherent and coherent response to a problem, the pandemic has consisted of a chaotic array of responses.
Recall that the FBI and the US Department of Energy tend to believe that the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic was probably an unintentional leak from a Chinese laboratory. However, not all American intelligence communities share this position.
According to Health Day on January 30, the coronavirus pandemic is now at a “tipping point”. Experts are confident that the virus will remain a permanent pathogen in humans and animals for the foreseeable future.
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