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3/1/2021, 6:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Unrealistic pandemic will be done by year end - WHO's Ryan

It is "premature and unrealistic" to think the COVID-19 pandemic will be done by the end of 2021, World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Mike Ryan (pictured) said on Monday.

"What we can ... finish with, is the hospitalizations, the deaths and the tragedy associated with this pandemic," he asserted. Right now, the WHO is focused on reducing the transmissions of the virus to stop the emergence of new variants, Ryan noted.

The official expressed slight optimism regarding the ongoing vaccination efforts, stating that they are starting to show effects on the spread of the coronavirus, as well as a decrease in infection numbers.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / MD