Someone dies of Covid-19 every 12 seconds
- Speaking in Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros noted that on average last week, 100 cases were reported every three seconds, and somebody lost their life to Covid-19 every 12 seconds.
- It is still “dangerous to assume that Omicron will be the last variant, or that we are in the endgame” of the pandemic, he said.
- “On the contrary, globally, the conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge,” Tedros insisted, exactly two years and a day since he declared the deadly virus a public health emergency of international concern.
- Also on Monday, the WHO’s top European official said that although the SARS-CoV-2 crisis was far from over, he was “hopeful” of seeing the end of the “emergency” phase in 2022.
Source: Media partner UN News