WHO Predicted Coronavirus Pandemic’s Ending Timeline

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According to the WHO head, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the coronavirus pandemic will last less than the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, believes that the coronavirus pandemic will be tackled in less than two years. He made the corresponding statement on Friday, August 21, comparing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic with the Spanish flu of 1918-1920. “We have vulnerabilities associated with globalization, greater intensity of human connections, but there are also advantages in better technologies, so we hope to end this pandemic in less than two years,” the head of WHO stressed. Using “the tools available to the maximum and counting on new ones - such as vaccines - we can, I think, meet a shorter time frame than with the flu in 1918,” continued Gebreyesus. WHO previously recommended that children over 12 years old use masks in the same situations as adults. In addition, adherence to social distancing is still considered one of the most effective disease containment mechanisms. The number of infected is growing rapidly in Western Europe According to the international group of volunteers Worldometer, as of August 22, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 23 million cases of infection have been detected worldwide, more than 800 thousand people have died, almost 15.7 million people have recovered. Meanwhile, in the countries of Western Europe, including Spain, France, Germany and Italy, the number of cases has recently been growing, which makes an increasing number of experts say that a second wave of the pandemic is coming. For example, in Madrid in 24 hours more than 8 thousand new cases were registered, afterwards the authorities recommended that people in certain locations do not leave their homes. For the second day, the number of new cases exceeds 4,000 in France, these are the highest figures since May.