After more than two and a half years since the coronavirus infected the world and caused a lot of sorrow, we finally begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Apart from millions of deaths worldwide caused by the virus, many countries had to deal with lockdowns, restrictions, economic problems, and so on.
The World Health Organization (WHO) finally brings great news to us all! The government agency finally says that the end of the COVID pandemic is near. However, that doesn’t mean that the fight against the coronavirus is over, nor that we can take it lightly.
The end of the pandemic is “in sight”
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) September 14, 2022
The one and only Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, stated, as Microsoft Start quotes:
We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic – we are not there yet, but the end is in sight.
However, the WHO chief warns us to act precautions. He stated, as the same source quotes:
We can see the finish line, we’re in a winning position. But now is the worst time to stop running.
Now is the time to run harder and make sure we cross the line and reap the rewards of all our hard work.
If we don’t take this opportunity now, we run the risk of more variants, more deaths, more disruption and more uncertainty. So let’s seize this opportunity.
What made the Director-General of the WHO make such claims? One of the reasons is that the weekly deaths caused by the coronavirus worldwide are at the lowest numbers in about two and a half years – since March 2020, to be more precise.
According to worldometers.info, more than 6.5 million deaths across the world occurred as a result of infection with COVID.