WHO Chief Says Covid Pandemic Can Finally End in 2022. But He Has One Condition

Conditions Still Ideal for More Covid Variants, WHO Says; Warns Against Talk of ‘Endgame’ in Pandemic

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it’s dangerous to assume omicron is the last one or that we are in the endgame, while saying the acute phase of the pandemic could still end this year if some key targets […]

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Omicron May Be Spreading Faster Because of its Immune Evasion, Say Studies

Omicron May Be Spreading Faster Because of its Immune Evasion, Say Studies

Two new studies, not yet peer-reviewed, have shown immune evasion is the reason behind the Omicron variant’s increased transmissibility. The Omicron variant, first reported from South Africa and Botswana in late November, has now been detected in 171 countries so far. In many countries it has rapidly surged past other variants to become the dominant […]

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End of Pandemic in Europe 'Plausible' After Omicron: WHO

End of Pandemic in Europe ‘Plausible’ After Omicron: WHO

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered a new phase with the Omicron variant, which could infect 60 percent of people in Europe by March, and could bring it to an end, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. “It’s plausible that the region is moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame,” Hans Kluge told AFP, urging nonetheless […]

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Omicron Symptoms: Did You Know These Factors can be a Hint to Get Tested for the New Variant?

COVID-19: World Health Organization Epidemiologist Warns Against Long COVID Symptoms

The wounds of COVID-19 keep reviving themselves as the vile variants keep emerging every now and then. The new year saw another variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, currently driving the third wave in and around the country. During a time when people are getting overloaded with information, some crucial bits tend to slip. The World […]

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Covid Cases 'Drop Significantly' in Africa, Deaths Decline: WHO

Covid Cases ‘Drop Significantly’ in Africa, Deaths Decline: WHO

Cases of Covid have plummeted in Africa and deaths are declining for the first time since the Omicron-dominated fourth wave of the virus reached its peak, the UN said Thursday. Describing the 56-day flareup as Africa’s “shortest upsurge yet,” the World Health Organization’s African regional office said newly reported cases fell by 20 percent in […]

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Travel Bans Ineffective as Number of COVID-19 Cases Rising Every Week, Says WHO

Travel Bans Ineffective as Number of COVID-19 Cases Rising Every Week, Says WHO

The discovery of the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron, has forced countries to put travel bans again. To prevent the spread of the virus across borders, various nations have zeroed in on the option of putting travel restrictions on people coming from South African countries. However, in December last year, World Health Organisation (WHO) called […]

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'Repeated Covid Boosters Not Viable Strategy': WHO Calls for New Vaccines for Better Protection

‘Repeated Covid Boosters Not Viable Strategy’: WHO Calls for New Vaccines for Better Protection

WHO experts warned Tuesday that repeating booster doses of the original Covid vaccines is not a viable strategy against emerging variants and called for new jabs that better protect against transmission. An expert group created by the World Health Organization to assess the performance of Covid-19 vaccines said simply providing fresh jabs of existing Covid […]

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Omicron Symptoms: Did You Know These Factors can be a Hint to Get Tested for the New Variant?

WHO Sees More Evidence That Omicron Variant Causes Milder Symptoms

More evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants and resulting in a “decoupling” in some places between soaring case numbers and low death rates, a World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. “We are seeing more and more studies pointing out that […]

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WHO Chief Says Covid Pandemic Can Finally End in 2022. But He Has One Condition

WHO Chief Says Covid Pandemic Can Finally End in 2022. But He Has One Condition

The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he is optimistic that the Covid-19 pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread. Ghebreyesus warned against “narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding” in a new year statement, reports the BBC. His comments come two years since the WHO […]

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