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WHO: COVID-19 Remains A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern

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The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom  Ghebreyesus concurs with a special committee report indicating that COVID-19 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee issued the report after a meeting last week. 

It underscored the need to strengthen surveillance and expand access to tests, treatments, and vaccines for those most at-risk.

In addition, the committee urged all countries to update their national preparedness and response plans.

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Addressing committee members and advisors who met via video conference, the WHO Director-General noted weekly reported COVID-19 deaths have reached levels comparable to the pandemic’s beginning.

 In addition, Dr. Tedros observed that almost two-thirds of the world’s population had completed a primary course of COVID-19 vaccination.

Nevertheless, he expressed concern over persistent inequities in vaccine coverage and countries’ access to antiviral and therapeutic treatments.

 The WHO Chief was also concerned about reductions in epidemiological and laboratory surveillance activities for COVID-19 that are necessary to monitor the evolution and impact of the virus.

And Tedros pointed to the removal of many public health and social measures ahead of the expected increase in transmission over the coming months, particularly during the winter in the Northern hemisphere. 

For its part, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee acknowledged progress in controlling the outbreak in many countries.

The committee observed that the number of severe cases and deaths had decreased, with high levels of population immunity in many countries.

But there were concerns that although well into the pandemic’s third year, considerable uncertainties remain regarding the further trajectory of the virus and the impact of future variants.


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  1. Only for the branch covidians.

    A new study on Covid-19’s infection fatality rate (IFR) by age from a team led by Dr. John Ioannidis, the world’s most-cited physician, estimates that Covid’s IFR in the pre-vaccine era was under 0.1% for those under 70—even lower than previously believed.

    Dr. Ioannidis et. al. found that across 31 national seroprevalence studies in the pre-vaccine era, the median IFR was 0.0003% at 0-19 years, 0.003% at 20-29 years, 0.011% at 30-39 years, 0.035% at 40-49 years, 0.129% at 50-59 years, and 0.501% at 60-69 years. This comes out to 0.035% for those aged 0-59 and 0.095% for those aged 0-69.

  2. WHO ceases to be relevant. Covid 19 exposed their crookedness and their unholy connection to big Pharma. So they and their advise can go to hell for all I care. They waited for Covid to spread all over the world before declaring it a disaster and now they want to advise us. Wow!!

  3. I believe the grave situation in the Nursing Department at SALCC is an epidemic. Many households are adversely affected. The administration in the department of nursing appears to have immunity status irrespective of behavior such as conducting financial transactions(receiving money in the name of SALCC) within the department. Also, students are being voluntarily remove from courses by the administration of the department of nursing. This administration is certainly higher than the Board of Governors and the Office of the Principal. Please help us as student nurses. Thank you.

  4. The director of WHO is a known terrorist who is on the payroll of big pharma, and was injected into the WHO by Bill Gates, whose main agenda is to kill 15% of the world’s population. So I am not surprised that he would try to keep this greatest medical fraud going.


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