It isn’t over: WHO concerned at ‘growing perception’ COVID pandemic is passing 
By Newsteam - City of London (Remote)
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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm on Friday over the “growing perception” that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite exploding infection rates in some countries and enormous pressure growing on health services.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists at the regular Geneva briefing that progress on vaccines, in recent days, “gives us all a lift, and we can now start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

He praised the United Kingdom’s emergency authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech rollout which is due to begin next week, describing it as “an important scientific step for the world”.

“However, WHO is concerned that there is a growing perception that the pandemic is over”, he said, noting from the European experience of successful lockdowns followed by relaxation, that “as these measures are lifted, it’s important that people should continue to follow national and local measures to ensure that cases do not rebound.

“Even as vaccines are rolled out, people will need to keep adhering to public health measures so that everyone is protected”, said Tedros.

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