The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Wednesday in Geneva that he was beginning to perceive the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last week, the number of weekly deaths from Covid-19 fell to the lowest since March 2020, Dr Tedros observed during a press briefing. “We are not there yet, but the end is at hand”he rejoiced.
“Someone who runs a marathon does not stop when he sees the finish line. He runs faster, with all the energy he has left. And U.S. too“, However, warned the head of the WHO.
Dr Tedros also warned of the risk of multiple variants, death, disruption and uncertainty, if ” this opportunity “ is not entered.
The number of cases fell by 12% during the week of August 29 to September 4 compared to the previous week to some 4.2 million new infections declared, revealed the latest epidemiological report published by WHO and devoted to Covid. -19.
The number of infections is undoubtedly much higher because mild cases are not necessarily declared, but also because many countries have more or less dismantled their testing capacity.
As of September 4, the WHO has recorded more than 600 million officially confirmed cases, a number potentially much lower than the reality as well as the officially listed number of deaths of 6.4 million people.