Top WHO Official Warns Shutdowns Not Ending This Year

Top WHO Official Warns Shutdowns Not Ending This Year

(TheRedWire.com) – In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations began dropping at an accelerated pace. Recently, Johns Hopkins health policy expert Dr. Marty Makary made a stunning prediction. He said nearly half or more of the United States already contracted the virus, and as people are getting vaccinated, herd immunity is likely by April. As a result, a return to normal should be right around the corner. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the virus is unlikely to be eradicated globally this year.

Dr. Michael Ryan, the director of WHO’s emergencies program, said while COVID-19 may not be eradicated, it is coming under control. He said that it is globally realistic to expect hospitalizations and deaths to end. Ryan also stated that the vaccines are helping to slow the spread of the virus as well.

It seems for the moment there is light at the end of the tunnel as public health officials express cautious optimism going forward.

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