The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that its Emergency Committee will meet this Friday to analyze the covid-19 pandemic situation and update its recommendations aimed at overcoming this international health emergency.
The committee, made up of epidemiologists and other experts from different areas of medicine, They meet regularly to assess how the transmission of the coronavirus is evolving in the world.
“We will study the latest information about the disease and a general epidemiological review of covid-19 will be done to update the recommendations, “said WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib.
The recommendations are expected to be disseminated in the days following the meeting of the Emergency Committee.
The WHO has warned that the cases of covid-19 in the world are increasing in a hundred countries due to the spread of BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of omicronwhich in turn is causing an increase in deaths in some regions of the world.
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Likewise, he affirms that the drop in the volume of diagnostic tests and genetic sequences are making it increasingly difficult to monitor omicron and detect new variants that could arise.
Independent research published in the most prestigious medical journals indicates that the covid-19 vaccine would have saved twenty million lives, despite which only 58 countries have reached the goal of vaccinating 70% of their population. (YO)