WHO warns that the pandemic remains a danger | News
The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Wednesday that the pandemic continues to be a danger to health in the midst of a context nuanced by the relaxation of restrictive measures.
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In its Declaration on the 11th meeting of the Emergency Committee of the International Health Regulations, the WHO declared that “it was unanimously agreed that the pandemic remains an extraordinary event, which continues to negatively affect the health of people around the world”.
At the same time, the entity emphasized the need for countries to “prepare for future scenarios with the assistance of the WHO and continue to use essential tools (for example, vaccines, treatments and diagnostics) in a robust manner.”
For his part, the president of the international health committee, Didier Houssin, stated that “the situation regarding Covid-19 is far from over, the circulation of the virus is still very active, mortality remains high and the virus evolves from unpredictable way.”
Likewise, the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that “the most likely scenario is that the virus continues to evolve, but the severity of the disease it causes is reduced over time as immunity increases due to vaccination. and infection.
Similarly, he stated that “equitable vaccination continues to be the most powerful tool we have to save lives. Striving to vaccinate 70 percent of the population in each country remains critical to controlling the pandemic.”
Meanwhile, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering noted on Tuesday that the number of infections worldwide exceeded the threshold of 500 million patients, while a cumulative 6,183,657 deaths are recorded.