The World Health Organization, WHO announced that this week the COVID-19 pandemic has killed 8,500 people around the world, and it shows that those who believe that they have suppressed this pandemic are wrong because it is still there.
This was echoed by the Director-General of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who pointed out that the Omicron type of coronavirus continues to mutate.
“There are more than 500 strains of Omicron around the world and they all infect at a very high rate, even with the ability to withstand an immune system,” he said.
The WHO announced this at a time when in many countries the measures to prevent COVID-19 have been eased and people are returning to normal life, something Dr Tedros says is a big mistake because “We are not yet at the point of completely suppressing this epidemic.”
“Gaps in monitoring, testing, and ongoing immunization are among the factors that continue to allow this new strain to continue to spread and potentially cause more deaths,” he said.
Currently in countries such as China, India and the United States of America, the infection is increasing.
Statistics show that on Saturday, December 4, 2022, more than 280,000 people were infected with this disease around the world. Those who have been killed by COVID-19 in the last three years are more than 6 million.