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Corona: pandemic over soon? – New expert forecasts are circulating

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The WHO has again commented on the possible end of the corona pandemic. In addition, those responsible commented on the planned vaccination passport regulation in the EU. There are also other forecasts.

  • An end to the Corona-Pandemic in 2021, according to the World Health Organization WHO as very unlikely.
  • Also increasing Corona case numbers and Europe and other parts of the world expresses the organization.
  • Now corrects that WHO again their forecast for End of the pandemic.

Update from Sunday, March 7th, 2021, 3 p.m .: In addition to the WHO other experts comment on a possible end to the corona pandemic in the “near” future. Gernot Marx sees the situation much more optimistically. Marx is head of the intensive care medicine association DIVI in Germany – and says: The pandemic could be defeated in midsummer 2021. However, he names two conditions for this.

Corona: predictions about the end of the pandemic are rolling

Added to this is the assessment of Chancellery chief Helge Braun: He held out the prospect of withdrawing all corona restrictions. However, he also named conditions for it.

The Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to circulate worldwide. Meanwhile, the health authorities are also concerned with some mutations of the virus. (Archive photo)

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Update from Friday, March 5th, 2021, 9.30 a.m .: The World Health Organization WHO rejects the plans planned by the EU Commission Vaccination records from. The introduction announced for the summer is “probably inevitable,” said the regional director of the WHO director for Europe, Hans Kluge, of the “world”. “But it is not a recommendation from the WHO.” There are serious concerns: So be unsure how long one immunity stop. Also could a vaccine “Does not necessarily prevent the infection of other people”.

The EU commission intends to present the draft law for a “digital green passport” on March 17th, the Corona vaccinations, Covid diseases and negative tests should be noted. The aim is to find a safe way to lift restrictions and travel in Europe.

WHO – Corona pandemic over in ten months

Kluge also expects the Corona-Pandemie will be over in around ten months. He assumes that there will be another in 2021 Covid-Year, 2020 was “Terra Incognita”. “A year later we know a lot more. Therefore, I assume that the pandemic will be over by early 2022. ”That does not mean that the virus is gone. “But hopefully there will be no more disruptive interventions.”

Kluge warned against Corona mutations not to be taken seriously enough, because some could spread very quickly and cause serious disease processes. “If this coincides with a slow vaccination campaign, then we will lose the momentum. Then the virus can regain the upper hand. ”Now is not the time for the people in Europe to sit back and relax.

Corona: WHO reacts to press release about the end of the pandemic

First report from Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, 2 p.m .: Geneva – a End of the corona pandemic According to the World Health Organization, it is still in 2021 WHO unrealistic. The WHO emergency director Michael Ryan told the press on Monday (March 1st, 2021). However, he also has good news.

An electron microscope image of the novel coronavirus.

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According to Ryan, this is how the number of Hospital stays and the Deaths “To be greatly reduced”. But that Coronavirus will continue to have the upper hand. Ryan referred to the Increase in the number of corona cases last week after declining globally over the past six weeks. “It would be very premature and unrealistic to think that we will put an end to the virus by the end of this year,” he said WHO-Official.

Corona: Increase in the number of cases “not surprising”

The chairman of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, nannte den renewed increase in the number of corona infections in Europe, North and South America, Southeast Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean “Disappointing but not surprising”. Relaxed corona measures, various Virus-Mutants and a lack of caution are the reasons for the further spread of the virus. At the same time, he warned against relying only on the corona vaccinations. “The vaccinations will help save lives. But if states only rely on vaccinations, they are making a mistake, ”explained Ghebreyesus. Furthermore, “basic health policy measures” should be used against the further Spread of the coronavirus can be used.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director, was disappointed about the relaxed corona measures. (Archive photo)

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Only a few days ago had supposed Statements by the WHO Director for Europe, Hans Kluge, caused a stir. Kluge had told the Danish media: “There will still be a virus, but I don’t think that restrictions will be necessary.” It was quickly said that Kluge assumed that the pandemic overcome “in a few months” be.

Corona: WHO statements about the pandemic caused a stir

On the other hand, he had WHO Officer but resisted in an interview with ZDF. “I never said that,” said Kluge. Rather, he replied that a prognosis was difficult and that the pandemic would be overcome “as a working hypothesis” by the beginning of 2022. That this Coronavirus But then it was still there, he was convinced of that, explained Kluge. (Marcel Richters)

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