WHO: Trend is towards milder covid progression

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently expects coronavirus infections to lead to milder disease courses.

According to the current state of knowledge, this is the most likely scenario, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva.

Mild covid courses likely despite mutations

The severity of the covid disease is likely to continue to decline despite further viral mutations, he said, as the population’s immunity increases through vaccination and infection.

In this scenario, according to the WHO, there may still be repeated increases in the number of infections if the immunity of many people decreases after some time. In that case, renewed booster vaccinations would be necessary for particularly vulnerable groups of people, according to a WHO strategy paper. The UN organization also considers seasonally recurring Corona waves possible in the temperate climate zones to which Europe belongs.

The number of new Corona infections is declining worldwide

According to the WHO, the weekly number of new Corona infections fell by 14 percent worldwide to about 10 million cases in the previous week. Four hundred seventy-nine million Corona cases and more than six million deaths have been reported since the pandemic’s start until Sunday.

  • sources: vienna.at/APA/picture: pixabay.com
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