(NewsReady.com) – For the last year, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple countries went into lockdowns that ultimately failed to stop the spread of the virus; America was one of those countries. When people began getting the vaccination, there was a hope the pandemic would be over soon. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now throwing water on that notion.
On Monday, March 1, Dr. Michael Ryan, director of the organization’s emergencies program, said it was “unrealistic” to expect the pandemic would be over by the end of the year, even with the vaccine. He said the world might be able to “finish with the hospitalizations and deaths,” but the coronavirus is still “very much in control.”
A World Health Organization official said Monday it was "premature" and "unrealistic" to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the arrival of vaccines could at least help dramatically reduce hospitalizations and death. https://t.co/yCoi31IwkU pic.twitter.com/b5oxyHvp1F
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) March 2, 2021
The new information is further proof that the virus is going to do what it’s going to do. Democrats gave former President Donald Trump a lot of grief for not “ending” the pandemic, but there was only so much he could do. His work to develop a vaccine quickly is the reason there is a positive prediction at all. The country should thank him.
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