“COVID-19 NOWHERE NEAR OVER.” WHO
January 21st, 2022
Expressing some serious concerns over the current status of the pandemic, the WHO chief has stated that the Covid-19 pandemic is still far from over. He further stated that the Omicron variant of the virus is continuously on its sweeping spree and dismissing it as mild is not a wise idea. The WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom was speaking in a briefing in Geneva where he stated that Covid-19 cases are still being reported in a considerable amount. However, the death count has come down significantly, the virus continuous to claim lives all over the world. Even though Omicron seems to have passed it peak in some countries, no country is still completely safe from it. He also offered hope stating now is not the time to give up. Moreover, the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 is more contagious as compared to the other variants of the virus, it seems to cause less impact on the health. He urged the audience to not get misled by Omicron being a mild disease even though it is less severe. Furthermore, he called for better vaccine distribution as vaccine nationalism as supply to the poorer nations have been extremely limited which is in some ways keeping the pandemic from getting over.