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High vaccination, low severity of Omicron is driving dangerous narrative that pandemic is over: WHO

Scroll | 19/02/2022 02:04 PM | Click to read full article

The World Health Organization on Friday said that the high coverage of Covid-19 vaccines in some countries, combined with the lower severity of the Omicron variant, is driving a “dangerous narrative” that the pandemic is over.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that present conditions in the pandemic were in fact ideal for more transmissible and dangerous variants of coronavirus to emerge.