Health - NEWS - COVID MAY NO LONGER BE A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, BUT VIRUS HASN'T DISAPPEARED INTO THE BACKGROUND
It can be seen as an official declaration of the end of a pandemic that in three years killed nearly seven million people globally and made billions sick. in itself, it is a bureaucratic step. When the WHO declares a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) it requires countries to formally report statistics, take steps to protect citizens and travellers, and conduct surveillance for the virus. For many countries, such as the UK, the decision will make little difference to what we were doing anyway. READ MORE HERE.