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WHO Director-General : Human learning coexists with COVID-19

WHO Director-General : Human learning coexists with COVID-19


WHO Director-General : Human learning coexists with COVID-19

1 person dies every 12 seconds! Dr. Tedros: Human learning coexists with COVID-19, but it cannot be allowed to spread freely.

On January 24, local time, the WHO held its 150th Executive Committee meeting. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in the foreseeable future, human beings will learn to coexist with the new coronavirus , but it does not mean that the virus should be allowed to spread freely.


Tedros warned that the conditions for more variants of the new coronavirus still exist, and it is dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that we are at the end of the epidemic.


WHO Director-General : Human learning coexists with COVID-19


Tedros pointed out that two years after the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, nearly 350 million cases of infection and more than 5.5 million deaths have been reported globally – but these numbers are underestimated.


Tedros said that last week, there were an average of 100 new cases of COVID-19 pneumonia every three seconds in the world, and one person died of COVID-19 pneumonia every 12 seconds.

Since the Ormicron strain was first identified nine weeks ago, more than 80 million new cases have been reported to WHO worldwide, exceeding the total number of cases reported for all of 2020.

While the death toll has risen in every region, it has not reached the level of a surge in new cases.


According to the Associated Press, according to some studies, Omicron is less likely to cause severe illness than previous delta variants, but the Omicron strain is more transmissible, has dominated many countries, and it is also more susceptible to infection. Those who have been vaccinated or have been infected.


“It is true that we will coexist with Covid-19 for the foreseeable future, and we will need to learn to manage it through an ongoing and integrated acute respiratory disease system,” Tedros said, which he said would also provide preparation for future pandemics Provide a platform. “But learning to live with the coronavirus doesn’t mean letting the virus spread freely, accepting the reality that nearly 50,000 people die every week from this preventable and treatable disease, accepting hygiene,” he added.

Bearing an unacceptable burden on the system does not mean ignoring the long-term consequences and implications of COVID-19 that we have yet to understand, nor does it mean we are betting on a virus whose evolution we cannot control or predict.”


Tedros also bluntly called for increased funding for the WHO to strengthen its capacity to help countries avoid a health crisis. “Let me be frank: If the current funding model continues, WHO is doomed to fail,” he said.


But at the same time, Tedros also said that if some key goals are achieved, the acute phase of the epidemic can be ended this year. By achieving WHO targets such as vaccinating 70% of every country’s population by the middle of this year; focusing on those most at risk; increasing testing and sequencing rates; and tracking the virus and its emerging variants more closely, Tedros insisted: “We can end the designation of Covid-19 as a global health emergency, and we can do that this year.”





WHO Director-General : Human learning coexists with COVID-19, but it cannot be allowed to spread freely

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