Virologists announce "Beginning of the End" the possibility of an epidemic "COVID-19"

The relevant committee of the World Health Organization said that the situation with the Covid-19 disease is still an epidemic.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, notes that the spread of the new coronavirus remains a public health emergency, but the situation is now “much better” than it was a year ago during the spread of the Omicron mutant. time he described the current stage.It is a transitional stage.

For his part, Sergei Netisov, head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Virology at Novosibirsk University, told Izvestiya newspaper that the World Health Organization’s continued epidemiological status indicates that Covid-19 is still prevalent in more than half of the countries. peace.

And he adds, Covid infection is declining, but the death rate from it is higher than the death rate from the influenza virus, which means that we have not crossed the Rubicon of the epidemic (the point of no return).

He says: “The number of deaths from influenza is equivalent to 0.05 percent, while the number of deaths from Covid-19 is 0.2-0.4 percent, which is almost four times higher.”

For his part, virologist, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Lukachev said that the WHO statement may indicate the beginning of the end of the pandemic, although infection and mortality are still high, which affects our daily lives.

More than 670 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in three years, and the virus has killed almost 7 million people worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.