90% of the world's population has some form of immunity, says the director of the World Health Organization

90% of the world’s population has some form of immunity, says the director of the World Health Organization

However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of a decline in vigilance, which could lead to the emergence of a new species.

At least 90% of the world’s population has some form of it Immunity to COVID-19said the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday, warning of a decline in vigilance.

This leaves the door open for appearances new variable It is likely to spread and replace the currently dominant Omicron variant, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference. Then he warned against the temptation to prematurely assert that the emerging phase of the pandemic was over. “We’re not there yetHe didn’t say.

Gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing and immunization continue to create the ideal conditions for the emergence of a new variant of concern that could cause significant mortality.He warned. The Omicron variant, which was declared a cause of concern by the World Health Organization a year ago, has since spread around the world, proving far more contagious than its predecessor, Delta.

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, more than 500 sub-Omicron variants are currently in circulation, all of which are highly contagious and have mutations that make them able to overcome immune barriers more easily, although they cause less severe forms of the disease than previous variants. . A total of 6.6 million deaths have been reported by countries to the WHO, while nearly 640 million confirmed cases have been recorded.

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According to the World Health Organization, the real losses are much heavier. Over the past week, more than 8,500 deaths due to Covid-19 have been recorded.Which is unacceptable three years into the pandemic, when we have so many tools to prevent infections and save livesTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirmed.

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