The Strategist

WHO chief: End of coronavirus pandemic is near

09/15/2022 - 10:01

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), stated at a news conference that the coronavirus pandemic is almost over.
"The number of weekly reports of COVID-19 deaths dropped last week to its lowest level since March 2020.

Never before have we had a better chance to put a stop to a pandemic, though the end is not yet in sight," he said.

In addition, the WHO director urged states to prioritize immunizing 100% of the most vulnerable populations, such as elderly people and healthcare professionals, in order to reach the target of 70% vaccination coverage.