• COVID-19 Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency

    1 day ago - By Time

    A month before his recent retirement, Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned that the U.S. “certainly” remains in the midst of a COVID pandemic. Other experts repeatedly warn of impending “deadly” waves caused by the latest genetic variants, and recently President Biden once again extended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Yet those dire warnings hinge largely on an assumption that some 400 people in the U.S. continue dying daily from the disease. There are important reasons to question this assertion, as Dr. Leana Wen explored in the Washington Post. And if therefore in fact we're no longer in a...
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  • Is WHO ready to end the global health emergency over Covid? Maybe not just yet

    1 day ago - By STAT

    Three years ago, the World Health Organization declared that the mushrooming outbreak of a new coronavirus - later named SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19 - posed such a threat to global health that it merited designation as a public health emergency of international concern.
    On Friday, an emergency committee will meet again to deliberate whether the time has come to recommend to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that he declare the global health emergency is over. The final decision rests with Tedros, who generally - though not always - follows the advice of WHO emergency...
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