World Health Organization (Who is the) decided, on Wednesday (13), that the Covid-19 pandemic remains a “public health emergency of international importance”. Doing excercise, This means that the disease is still an epidemic.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ decision came, following the opinion of the entity’s emergency committee. The commission recognized that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid, continues to suffer from has evolved “It is unpredictable, and is exacerbated by its widespread dissemination and intense transmission in humansAnd in other species.
In this context, experts considered with concern the fact that some member states have relaxed public health and behavioral measures to limit transmission of the virus.
In addition, the Committee considered that the virus continues to cause high levels of morbidity and mortality, especially among vulnerable groups of the population.
The WHO also issued a new interim recommendation for member countries – to strengthen the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to “update national preparedness and response plans in line with the priorities and potential scenarios outlined in the WHO Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan”. World Health Organization 2022.
Other previous guidelines have been updated as directed by the Committee. The body has reinforced, for example, the negative impact that vaccination requirements in each country can have on the entry into their territory of international travelers. The The World Health Organization has already spoken out against proof of vaccination in international travel.
The goal of vaccinating 70% of the population of all countries of the world by July of this year was maintained. So far, 64 countries have achieved the goal, according to monitoring “Our World in Data”, which is linked to Oxford university; Brazil is among them. On the other hand, a survey released by the World Health Organization itself this week indicated that 21 countries have not vaccinated even 10% of their population.
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