COVID-19.  The end of the pandemic is in sight, says the WHO boss

COVID-19. The end of the pandemic is in sight, says the WHO boss

COVID-19.  The end of the pandemic is in sight, says the WHO boss

The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed millions of people since the end of 2019, World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom said Wednesday.

“Last week, the number of weekly deaths from Covid-19 dropped to a minimum since March 2020. We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic,” Dr. Tedros said during a press conference.

Not everything is won

However, he cautioned: “We are not there yet, but the end is near. “

“Those who run a marathon don’t stop when they see the finish line. He runs faster, with all the energy he has left. And also in the United States “, stressed the head of the WHO.

“We can all see the finish line, we are on track to win but it would really be the worst time to stop racing”, He insisted.

“If we don’t take this opportunity, we run the risk of having more variations, more deaths, more interruptions and more uncertainty”, warns Dr. Tedros, calling “take this opportunity”.

Downward projection

According to the latest epidemiological report published by the WHO and dedicated to Covid-19, the number of cases decreased by 12% during the week from 29 August to 4 September compared to the previous week to about 4.2 million new infections declared.

The number of infections is undoubtedly much higher, in particular because mild cases are not necessarily declared, but also because many countries have more or less dismantled their testing capacity.

As of 4 September, the WHO had over 600 million officially confirmed cases, once again a number undoubtedly much lower than the reality, as well as that of the officially listed deaths of 6.4 million deceased.

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