Deaths are declining, but the pandemic isn’t over yet, experts warn – CTV

Sept. 16, 2022

TORONTO – While the head of the World Health Organization says the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is “in sight,” some Canadian experts warn it would be premature to declare the global health crisis over.
Their comments come after WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced Wednesday that the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 worldwide in the last week reached the lowest point since the pandemic’s onset.

He also urged governments to stay vigilant so we don’t backslide at a pivotal moment.

Dr. Fahad Razak, who headed up the recently disbanded group of scientists advising Ontario’s government on COVID-19, says coronavirus variants have traditionally cropped up during the fall and winter, leading to a surge in cases and deaths.

He says it stands to reason that could happen again this year.

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