The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the Omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril.”
The United Nations health agency’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told officials gathered in Geneva for the opening of the WHO’s annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus.” He also noted that almost one billion people in lower-income countries still haven’t been vaccinated.
In a weekly report issued Thursday on the global
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