The World Health Organization announced the end of the global health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the figures that the balance of this crisis leaves .
LatinAmerican Post | María Fernanda Ramírez Ramos
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On Friday, May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is no longer an international public emergency. However, this does not mean that COVID-19 is no longer a public health threat or that your vacation is over. In this regard, the WHO points out that in the last week of April, "the disease claimed a life every three minutes and right now thousands of people are admitted to intensive care units," in a press release.
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The truth is that this virus gave humanity one of the most substantial shocks, and its effects are still being felt in different areas such as the economy, education, and, of course, health. Below, we highlight some figures that show the impact of the pandemic during the more than three years in which it was considered an international emergency.
"The worst thing any country can do right now is use this news to drop their guard, dismantle the systems they have built, or send the message to their people that COVID-19 is not a cause for concern," Tedros Adhanom said. Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO. In this sense, although it does not constitute an international emergency, it does continue to be a risk to the health of many people, and it is necessary to maintain prevention and care strategies.