World Health Organization (WHO) determined this Wednesday (13) that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a “public health emergency of international importance”. in behaviour, This means that the disease remains an epidemic.,
The decision, by Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed the opinion of the unit’s emergency committee. The committee recognized that Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid, is still ongoing. Consecutive progress ,Unexpected, aggravated by its widespread circulation and rapid transmission in humans“And in other species.
In this context, experts consider with concern the fact that some member states have relaxed behavioral and public health measures to reduce transmission of the virus.
Furthermore, the committee observed, the virus continues to cause high levels of morbidity and mortality, especially among vulnerable populations.
WHO also issued a new tentative recommendation for member states to strengthen their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, “updating national preparedness and response plans in line with the priorities and possible scenarios outlined in the WHO’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan”. ” WHO for 2022″.
Other previous guidelines have been updated as per the directions of the committee. For example, the body reinforced the negative effects that each country’s vaccination requirements can have on the entry of international travelers into their territories. WHO has already spoken out against proof of vaccination in international travel,
By July this year, the target was to vaccinate 70 percent of the population of all countries of the world. So far 64 countries have met the target, according to the monitoring “Our World in Data” from University of Oxford, Brazil is one of them, At the same time, in a survey released this week by WHO itself, it has been pointed out that 21 countries have not vaccinated even 10% of their population,