The World Health Organization has warned that 110 countries are seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 infections due to the rapid spread of Omicron strains. The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in his statement that although the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is changing, it has not yet subsided.
Regarding the current global spread of Covid, he said, “We have made good progress in dealing with this pandemic.” While we are very good at detecting viruses, it is somewhat difficult to quickly study newly evolving infections. Therefore, we should not assume that the pandemic is over.
With BA.4 and BA.5 type Govt infections, the number of Govt infections is increasing in about 110 countries. As a result, the number of infections worldwide has risen by 20 percent. Similarly, the death toll is rising on three of the six continents in total. Vaccination rates are relatively low in economically backward countries.
By this time all countries should have vaccinated at least 70 percent of their population. About 120 crore vaccines have been distributed worldwide in the last 18 months. As a result, 75 percent of the world’s health workers and people over the age of 60 have been vaccinated.
A Lancet study suggests that 20 million lives have been saved by vaccination. At the same time, billions of people are still at risk of not being vaccinated. While 58 countries have reached the 70 percent target, low-income countries have administered only 13 percent of the vaccine on average, he said.