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It’s very dangerous to think that Omicron will be the last variant of the Covid-19 virus, WHO warns

There are still ideal conditions for the development of new species of coronavirus and therefore it is dangerous to think that the omicron is the last or that the pandemic is coming to an end, warned today the director general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adanom Gebrejesus.

He stressed that the end of the global state of emergency due to the coronavirus is possible in 2022, but only if the set goals are achieved.

Vaccination of 70% of the population of each country by mid-2022, with a focus on vulnerable groups and improved testing and monitoring of virus movements.

It is true that in the near future we will live with Covid-19 and we will have to learn to manage it through a sustainable and integrated system of acute respiratory diseases to prepare for future pandemics. But learning to live with Covid-19 does not mean accepting nearly 50,000 deaths a week from preventable and treatable diseases, Gebrejesus said.

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