The worst-case scenario may have passed, but it may be a long time before we declare the end of the pandemic, according to scientists . The WHO is optimistic that the end of the COVID-19 epidemic is in sight .
Is Covid's worst case scenario over Theorem: Several scientists disagree, perhaps for the first time in more than two years of a pandemic that affected every facet of life in every corner of the globe.The pandemic is over, but Covid will be here to stay, according to scientists, as Covid numbers begin to decline in many parts of the world, including India.In its current form, the disease will also continue to exist, neither increasing dramatically nor decreasing abruptly.A decreasing number of cases will be severe enough to cause death.Menon, who has been monitoring Covid numbers since the outbreak, said that the world cannot function in a state of constant heightened alertness.The World Health Organisation (WHO) is now optimistic that the end of the COVID-19 epidemic is in sight more than two years since declaring it an international emergency.On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros said that we have spent two and a half years in a long, dark tunnel, and that we are just starting to see the end of that tunnel.The road is also a long way off, and the end is still dark, with many obstacles that could cause us to trip if we do not take care, he said. We aren't there yet, but the end is in sight, he said.This is certainly a sign that a critical phase of the new pandemic is now over, although Menon cautioned that we should be cautious about how we use the term ending.According to Epidemiologist Ramanan Laxminarayan, the chance of a covid disease is lower if individuals are vaccinated, so they should not have to worry about the pandemic as far as their health is concerned.The risk of hospitalization and death has declined a lot due to vaccination and widespread population exposure, so it is only fair to say that Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, told PTI. On January 26, the average case number reached 4,040,309 (40.4 lakh), with the number reaching 4,040,309 (40.42 lakh).On July 21, 2021, the highest number of deaths was recorded, with 20,005 mortality cases being recorded.On May 7, 2021, the average number of cases in India reached 4,14,188, with the highest death rate being recorded on June 10, 2021.Covid caused 5,383 new cases and 20 deaths in the United States on Friday. The pandemic is expected to end soon, according to cell biologist Sanjeev Galande, but the coronavirus could remain with us for a longer time.Overall cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in most countries are dramatically decreasing, according to Galande, dean of the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence.The SARS-CoV-2 virus is becoming increasingly seasonal, a characteristic of many other respiratory illnesses, according to Galande.According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of death for those that are able to be hospitalized has decreased dramatically. The worst-case scenario may have passed, but it may be a long time before we declare the end of the pandemic.The WHO has also cautioned that coronavirus is still a global problem, and that over one million people died as a result of COVID-19 in the first eight months of 2022.It also stressed that countries should take a hard look at their practices and improve them for Covid-19 and other viruses, encouraging countries to vaccine 100% of their high-risk groups and continue testing for the virus.Since testing has moved away from labs to the home, the case numbers reported could give a false impression that the pandemic has passed, according to Laxminarayan. We could all hope that we are now emerging from the shadow of the Covid-19 epidemic, Menon said, if we have a more transmissible as well as more virulent variant strain.Going forward, he said, the individual will now determine what steps to take to protect oneself, and there is no need for further state intervention, particularly in a punitive manner.According to Laxminarayans, the message for policymakers should be to continue focusing on Covid vaccination, while the general population should be encouraged to be at ease as long as they are vaccinated.Although the Covid disease isn't going to disappear, it is unlikely that there will be a dramatic increase in Covid deaths and hospitalizations if we return to life as normal. There have been 610,866,075 (over 61 crore) reported cases of Covid-19 globally as of September 22, 2022, including 6,510,139 (65 lakh) deaths, according to WHO.An estimated 12,640,866,343 (1,264 crore) vaccine doses had been administered as of September 19, 2022.