Kovid will not be more dangerous than seasonal flu soon (WHO)

COVID-19 will soon equal the threat of seasonal flu, the World Health Organization said on Friday, which it expects to lower its maximum alert level again this year.

“I think we’re getting to the point where we can look at Covid-19 the same way we look at seasonal flu, a health threat, a virus that will continue to kill, but a virus that will continue to kill us.” doesn’t interrupt.” societies or our hospital systems,” Michael Ryan, WHO’s head of emergencies programmes, told a news conference.

Joining him, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, “He was very pleased to note that, for the first time, the weekly number of deaths recorded over the past four weeks has been less than the number recorded when we were three The word + epidemic + was used for the first time a year ago.

“We are certainly in a better position today than at any other time during the pandemic,” he said.

Thus he was “confident” that the WHO could lower its maximum alert level “this year”.

The WHO declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on January 30, 2020 – when there were fewer than 100 cases in the world and no deaths outside China – but it was not until in March 2020 that Dr. Tedros did not specify the status of the pandemic. that the world had fully assessed the seriousness of the health threat.

“We declared a global health emergency to urge countries to take decisive action, but not all have done so,” he said on Friday.

“Three years later, nearly seven million people have died from Covid-19, although we know the number of deaths from Covid-19 is higher,” he said.

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