The Strategist

WHO warns of three difficult months because of COVID

01/11/2022 - 06:17

The situation with the coronavirus will remain dire for the next three months, David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation's special envoy for COVID-19, told Sky News TV.

"I am afraid we are running a marathon distance, but it is too early to say we are close to the end," he said.

Nabarro stressed that the end of the pandemic is in sight, but we have not yet reached it. He warned that the world will suffer several more waves of COVID-19.

There has now been a surge of disease in various countries, which health experts attribute to the Omicron strain identified in South Africa and Botswana in early November. It is said to be highly transmissible and resistant to existing vaccines. On 4 January, the number of detected cases in the US exceeded one million.

In total, there are about 300 million infected people worldwide, according to the latest WHO figures, 5.4 million of whom could not be saved. In addition to the USA, the situation is most complicated in India, Brazil, the UK and Russia.