WHO allowed the coronavirus pandemic to end soon

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WHO representative Kluge admitted that the end of the coronavirus pandemic will come after omicron

В ВОЗ допустили скорое окончание пандемии коронавируса

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Hans Kluge, Director of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO), admitted that the end of the coronavirus pandemic may come soon, after the omicron strain. He said this in an interview with AFP, Le Figaro reports.

“It is likely that the region is approaching the end of the pandemic,” he said, adding that after omicron there may be a lull for several weeks or months due to the general immunity that will be developed as a result of vaccination, infection, seasonality will also affect.

At the same time, the WHO representative called for caution, since this does not mean that the virus will enter the endemic phase, which is characteristic of a certain area.

“Endemic means that we can predict what will happen, and this virus has surprised us more than once,” the representative of the organization said.

Earlier in January, infectious diseases specialist, vaccinologist from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in North Carolina Catherine Pauling called cough, nasal congestion, runny nose and fatigue the main symptoms of the omicron strain. According to the specialist, several signs may be enough to understand what exactly a person has become infected with.

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