London, January 18, 2022 – Good news on the front Covid come from Great Britain. “Looking at things from the UK’s point of view, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel,” he says David Nabarro, special emissary of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Covid dossier, cited by the British media. It is hypothesized in the international scientific community that after the Omicron peak, England may be the first country to emerge from the pandemic to enter an endemic, more manageable phase. What is happening across the Channel “gives us reasons for hope, the goal we are all aiming for is a situation in which this virus is present, but life is organized so that it is not interrupted”.
On the revocation of the residuals restrictions – which London would like to trigger from January 26 – Nabarro is however cautious: the path is still “long and bumpy”. The latest British data “offer us basis for hoping” that the trend of infections may now be decreasing, he stresses, but it would be “premature to promise the end of the restrictions at a predetermined date”.
5 and a half million dead
According to a report that AFP has received from official sources, so far the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the death of at least 5,543,637 people. The total budget drawn up by Johns Hopkins University also shows a total of more than 5.5 million, or 5,547,477. But the WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be from two to three times higher to the officially registered one. Again according to the AFP report, in absolute terms, the countries that have registered the highest number of deaths are the United States (851,730 dead), the Brazil (621.166), l’India (486.761) and the Russia (322.678).
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