This week fall officially begins and as the cold advances and arrives, it is expected that the flu and respiratory illnesses. However, this year is coming to an end. health emergency due to the pandemic of COVID-19, as highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO) this Wednesday.
One of its spokesmen has assured that “it has never been in a better position” to put end to the pandemic. Despite this, epidemiologists and other experts appeal to “common sense” to continue protecting the most vulnerable because the virus is still here.
It should be noted, as reported in American Post News, the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, assured that he sees the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October: key month to end the pandemic
In October, the Emergency Committee of the International Health Regulations for Covid-19 will analyze whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to meet severity criteria or will propose, renew or give new recommendations to face said pandemic, explained Ciro Ugarte, director of Health Emergencies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Every three months, he said, said committee meets to evaluate and inform the World Health Organization (WHO) of the level of risk.
Ugarte clarified that “the WHO does not officially declare a pandemic, except in the case of influenza. And because there is no mechanism for the declaration of pandemics in terms of existing legal instruments, the term does not carry any recognition under international law.”
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Millions of deaths from covid-19 could have been avoided: PAHO
On the report of the Lancet Commission that the World Health Organization and various governments failed to prevent thousands of deaths from COVID-19, calling it “a profound tragedy and a global failure”, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recognized its flaws and requirements.
To express question about the criticism of the Lancet Commission on the global and widespread failures in the response to the disease, causing millions of preventable deaths and reversing the progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) of the UN, Ciro Ugarte, Director of Health Emergencies at PAHO, responded as follows.
“Yes, indeed, that point that you make about the impact on the lives of millions of people that could have been avoided and reverse the progress made towards the Sustainable Development Goals is clear,” he said.
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