End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,’ WHO claims — Analysis

The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say

After the spread of Omicron, the World Health Organization (WHO), claimed that the Covid pandemic might be over. 

“It is plausible that the region is approaching an end to the pandemic,”Hans Kluge, Regional Director of the AFP News Agency. 

He cautioned that people should still take precautions, due to the coronavirus’ ability to mutate, but predicted a “period of quiet”Follow Omicron.

“We anticipate there will be a level of quiet before Covid-19 may come back towards the end of the year, but not necessarily the pandemic,”He said. 

Covid-19 pandemic declared ‘nowhere near over’

Kluge claimed that Kluge was satisfied with the level of “global immunity”It is possible to reach this level for weeks or even months due to a combination of high levels of infections and continued vaccination. “lowering seasonality”Aspect of the fomassnews. Coming Northern Hemisphere Spring.

The WHO’s Europe region, which covers 53 countries and territories, has seen a spike in Omicron cases, like much of the world. According to officials, the Omicron infection rate more than doubled in the week ended January 18th, going from 6.3% to 15.5%. 

WHO earlier this month stated that over half of Europe might test positive for the latest variant within months. “new west to east tidal wave.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO chief has stated that the pandemic was under control “nowhere near over,” however. Last week, he stated that Omicron led to 18,000,000 new infections around the world in just seven days. Many European countries saw significant increases in cases as a consequence. 

“Make no mistake, Omicron is causing hospitalizations and deaths, and even the less severe cases are inundating health facilities,”He said. 



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