The organization expects Sars-Cov-2 to stop causing hospitalizations and deaths in 2022, but does not have a forecast of when the virus will be eradicated from the planet.
The director of health emergencies at World Health Organization (WHO), Mike Ryan, said it was too early to predict when the new coronavirus will be eradicated from the world. “It would be premature and unrealistic to believe that we will end the virus by the end of this year, but we can end hospitalizations and deaths, end the tragedy associated with the pandemic,” he said at a news conference on Monday. The expert pointed out that some preliminary data show that the vaccines against Covid-19 they are already beginning to have an impact on reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in some countries, which is already an encouraging scenario. “If vaccines start to have an impact, not only on deaths and hospitalizations, but also on the dynamics of transmission, then I think we will accelerate the control of the pandemic,” commented the WHO official. However, Ryan cautioned that the good news is accompanied by new numbers of rising global daily cases. “We still face a strong challenge,” he summarized. “The main objective now is to keep the transmission of the virus as low as possible,” he added.
* With information from EFE