Gone with the wind! WHO announces the COVID-19 pandemic as over!
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) director general stated on Friday that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency.The decision to revoke the designation of a public health emergency of worldwide concern follows a recommendation from the organization’s emergency committee, according to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO.
“Yesterday, the Emergency Committee met for the 15th time and recommended to me that I declare an end to the public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice,” he said.
“It is therefore with great hope that I declare #COVID19 over as a global health emergency. However, that does not mean COVID-19 is over as a global health threat. Last week, COVID-19 claimed a life every three minutes – and that’s just the deaths we know about.”
The COVID-19 pandemic was an global health crisis caused by the spread of a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The pandemic first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since spread to virtually every corner of the globe, leading to widespread illness, death, and disruption to daily life.
The virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, fatigue, and difficulty breathing, but the disease can also cause a range of other symptoms, including loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and body aches. Some people who contract the virus may experience only mild or no symptoms, while others may become severely ill and require hospitalization or intensive care.
To slow the spread of the virus, public health officials have recommended a range of measures, including wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing good hand hygiene. Vaccines have also been developed and authorized for emergency use in many countries, with the goal of protecting individuals and communities against the virus and reducing the severity of illness in those who become infected.
Despite these efforts, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on global health and well-being, as well as on economies, education, and social systems. The pandemic has highlighted existing inequalities and disparities within societies, and has underscored the need for robust public health systems, global cooperation, and equitable access to healthcare and vaccines.
Many people around the world have witnessed dramatic and in many eyes unjustified and extreme pandemic measures introduced by WHO and Governments including Canada. Never seen polarization and mass hysteria has left a deep scar to Canadian society. Pro vaccines or against vaccines, pro science, media information or propaganda, depending who you might ask.
The truth is, people have suffered, many afraid, confused and left to fight for their own best interests. No clear instruction, leadership and no clear facts were presented to the public.
At best, half truth was presented to the public. Polarization was unavoidable into believers in government and WHO information output and those who did not believe a word they said. As vaccines were introduced and approved only for emergencies, more division was created. Two sides were created again, on one side people who believed government and WHO and those who did not. The one rushed in to get emergency vaccines and the others who opposed any government involvement into their health choices.
Now, that the pandemic is officially called off, people are glad it is over as life goes back the way it was before the pandemic was called. Bitters sweet taste stays though in every Canadian mouth so to speak. Three years of restrictions, closures, forceful push for vaccinations, layoffs, social isolations and demonizations of many have left unforgettable marks on Canadians. Many have lost their loved ones, family members, neighbours, friends, coworkers to this probably avoidable outbreak.
After all this hardship, we still don’t know the real truth!
Pandemic COVID-19 is officially called off and that is a great thing, but this is not a guarantee COVID-19 sequel will not appear as the first one did. Are we going to be left again to fight for the truth and shall we try again to make sense to all of the things happening around us?
As of yet, no one sees an indication of a change.