What happened: The head of the WHO warned that the world must prepare for the next pandemic, which could be “even deadlier” than the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details: As per News International’s report, in Geneva, Switzerland, a meeting of the World Health Assembly was held and director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that the COVID-19 pandemic was far from over. He added: “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains,” and “And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains.”

What you need to know: However, the WHO recently declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a health emergency. He also added: “When the next pandemic comes knocking — and it will — we must be ready to answer decisively, collectively, and equitably.”


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