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Has the world won the war against Covid? Global virus deaths have fallen by 90% since February

Has the world won the war against Covid? Global virus deaths have fallen by 90% since February

  • Around 9,400 fatalities are now recorded worldwide every week
  • This is 90% less than the more than 75,000 every seven days in February
  • World Health Organization leaders insist, however, that the pandemic is not over yet

Covid deaths have fallen nearly 90 percent globally since February — a sign that the world is finally winning the pandemic battle.

Last week there were 9,400 deaths from the virus, up from more than 75,000 every seven days in early February. This is also the lowest level since Covid started rising in March 2020.

The chiefs of the World Health Organization – which collected the data – said in a news conference that the numbers were “a cause for optimism” and showed that the world had “come a long way”.

But they insisted the current death toll was “10,000 too many” and claimed Covid was “still a pandemic.”

America records the most weekly Covid deaths from any country, averaging 2,000 every seven days, and the third highest number of cases per week.

But the cases and death toll have been greatly skewed by the number of tests performed.

Despite the relatively high death toll in America, virtually all Covid restrictions in the US have been lifted, with President Joe Biden declaring in September that the pandemic was “over.”

Many left-wing scientists – including Dr. Anthony Fauci – were quick to undermine the president, claiming there was still work to be done.

The chart above shows Covid deaths by week in the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It reveals that the number of fatalities has risen in America since April. Globally, they are also much lower than in February

This chart shows weekly cases detected in both the US (green line) and the world (blue line). It shows that the number of cases in the US has also fallen since last winter

Lockdown artist Dr. Anthony Fauci says Covid death rates are still ‘unacceptable’

dr. Anthony Fauci has warned America is at a Covid ‘crossroads’, claiming the current level of virus deaths is ‘unacceptable’.

The government’s top infectious disease doctor said Americans should not be lured into a false sense of security as Covid statistics have been deflating since the spring.

There are currently 270,000 weekly cases, with deaths hovering around 2,500, compared to about 500,000 and 8,500 respectively at this time last year.

While he accepted the declining numbers as progress, Dr. Fauci that he expects a harsh winter with high infection levels and new variants of the virus.

“We’re really at a point where there could be a crossroads here,” Dr Fauci said in a radio interview.

“As we move into the colder months, we’re starting to see the emergence of sublineage variants of omicron.”

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He added: ‘We’re still in the midst of it – it’s not over yet – 400 deaths a day is not an acceptable level. We want to get it much lower than that.”

dr. Fauci expects the new Omicron subvariants to render antibody therapies like Evusheld completely useless — a worrisome sign for immunocompromised patients.

He also warned that US hospitals will face a “negative trifecta” this winter as flu and RSV cases rise to unusually high levels.

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference: “We have come a long way, and this is certainly cause for optimism.”

But he also urged everyone to “stay vigilant” for new Covid variants and spikes in cases or deaths.

“Almost 10,000 deaths per week is 10,000 too many for a disease that can be prevented and treated,” he added.

Maria van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead on Covid, also insisted during a press conference that Covid “is still a pandemic, it’s circulating quite rampant around the world.”

The health agency also reported 2.1 million Covid cases worldwide last week, down 88 percent from the nearly 18 million in early February.

The WHO does not have a hard and fast definition for when a pandemic should be declared over.

The assessment is made by a panel, based on cases, deaths and vaccination rates, as well as social and political factors.

China is still applying brutal lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus, showing that while most of the West is learning to live with the virus, some countries are still struggling to adapt.

Weekly U.S. fatalities have remained around 2,000 and 3,000 since late April, and there is currently no sign of them on the brink of rising.

The lowest weekly Covid death rate recorded to date was in the seven days to July 7, when the US recorded about 1,500 deaths in one week.

When the virus first emerged, people had no natural protection against the disease.

But with the advent of Covid vaccines and an ever-growing number of infections, a wall of immunity has been built up against the virus.

This has broken the link between the rising number of cases and a subsequent rise in fatalities.

Last week, outgoing lockdown architect and top disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci that the level of Covid deaths in the US was still ‘unacceptable’.

He added that Americans should not be lured into a false sense of security as Covid statistics have been draining since the spring.

“We’re really at a point where there could be a crossroads here,” Dr Fauci said in a radio interview.

“As we move into the colder months, we’re starting to see the emergence of sublineage variants of omicron.”

He added: ‘We’re still in the midst of it – it’s not over yet – 400 deaths a day is not an acceptable level. We want to get it much lower than that.”

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