World can end COVID emergency this year — WHO chief


The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that the planet can end the COVID-19 emergency this year, although the virus last week killed someone every 12 seconds.

“We can end COVID-19 as a global health emergency and we can do it this year,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the UN health agency’s executive board.

To do so, countries need to work harder to ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatment, track the virus and its emerging variants, and keep restrictions in place, he warned.

The WHO has for months demanded that countries do more to accelerate the distribution of vaccines in poorer nations, calling on all countries to vaccinate at least 70 percent of their populations by the middle of this year.

Half of the WHO’s 194 member states missed the previous target of vaccinating 40 per cent of their people by end-2021 and 85 per cent of people in Africa were yet to receive a single jab, Tedros said.

“We simply cannot end the emergency phase of the pandemic unless we bridge this gap,” he said.

“On average last week, 100 cases were reported every three seconds, and somebody lost their life to COVID-19 every 12 seconds,” he added.

COVID-19 has killed more than 5.5 million people since it first emerged in late 2019 and case numbers have been driven to record levels by the new Omicron variant.

Since the strain was first detected in southern Africa nine weeks ago, Tedros said 80 million cases had been reported to the WHO — more than in all of 2020.

Omicron appears to cause less severe disease than previous variants and Tedros confirmed that “the explosion in cases has not been matched by a surge in deaths”.

The WHO chief said the world would need to learn to live with COVID.

“We will need to learn to manage it through a sustained and integrated strategy for acute respiratory diseases,” he said, emphasising it was “dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that this is the end game”.

“On the contrary,” he said, “globally the conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge”.

“The potential for a more transmissible, more deadly variant remains very real.”

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  1. How nice of you. If you had listened to Trump the virus would have been contained in China. Good job. Ironically you had no problem doing it to South Africa.

  2. Bill Gates told them it’s time to pivot to the next phase. However, covid 19 vaccination coercion will continue.
    Coming up: Climate lockdown!!

    #The Great Reset

  3. WARNING: To the vaccinated and unvaccinated. We are about to enter the politics of SPITE and DISCRIMINATION.

    The global politicians, big pharma and the co-funding elites are rubbing their hands with glee that we are at each others throats, this was always their DIVIDE & CONQUER tactics.

    They are so invested in this MASS worldwide vaccine programme, that any distractions that do not involve them is certainly welcome; we must now realise that if the vaccinated and unvaccinated do come together as one, this PLANDEMIC will end … FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

    Remember the people we should really MISTRUST … UNITED WE STAND TOGETHER!!!

  4. Tedros,you need to be beaten with an Antigua made bull-bud.Not a Chinese One,for it would surely break after one lick with it.You are an African,from Ethiopia to be exact.You were a member of the regime that borrowed US$13.7 billion from China over the years.Ethiopia’s National Debt is US$42.79 BILLION. Is that the reason why you are leading the WHO into the pockets of the Chinese? This is a quote from you Tedros 8 hrs ago. “Global conditions are ideal for more Covid Variants to emerge”.Then you are telling Countries like Antigua and Barbuda to accept all visitors to enter whether Vaccinated or not.Give me a break,money is worth more than black people lives.


    I got a posting this morning saying the world needs to be escaped from, so I wrote this perspective to challenge this viewpoint…..

    When asked, What did God create first? Most people say, Adam. No, that is not correct. God created Man last. God created Lucifer first. See Genesis: God said “Let there be light” and then separated the dark from the light. Now who is the light giver? Lucifer is the light giver, so the devil (Lucifer) was created first. So, why is Lucifer the great deceiver?

    Light reflects and refracts off of all matter and when it enter people’s eyes it excites the rods and cones at the back of the eyes and is converted into electricity. It then travels through the optic nerve to the dark recesses of the brain called optic lobe. This optical center of the brain creates the visible world that we see.

    The light giver (Lucifer) deceives people of natures true reality, however the evil is in the people themselves because they are ignorant. People are deceived about the true nature of reality. They are deceived by the light within their own minds eye. “The dark comprehended not the light”.

    God created this world and it is beautiful. God said so in Genesis… and he said “it was good”.

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