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WHO head predicts new pandemic this fall

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Tedros Ghebreyesus, the situation with Covid-19 in the world has stabilized, but morbidity and mortality are at a very high level
12:47, 26 August 2021

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the world could face a new pandemic in the next three months. He stated this during a briefing in Geneva.

"The next three months will be a critical period for preparing for a future pandemic and organizing responses to it," said the head of WHO.

Gebreyesus noted that the situation with the coronavirus in the world has stabilized, however, morbidity and mortality are at a very high level.

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The Ministry of Health of Ukraine said that the Covid Delta strain has become dominant. It has already been recorded in 163 countries. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this was the reason for the decrease in the effectiveness of RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) from 91% to 66%.

In August, the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 206 million.

For the entire time of the pandemic in Ukraine, 2 278 171 people fell ill; 2 203 429 people recovered; lethal cases - 53 566.

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