WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus made the decision based on recommendations from WHO’s emergency committee.
The decision means “that it is time for countries to transition from emergency mode to managing COVID-19 alongside other infectious diseases,” Tedros said at a press conference from Geneva.
Among the WHO’s recommendations is integrating COVID-19 vaccination into routine vaccinations, as the United States has done.
Officials cited how COVID-19 cases have been dropping for months and the continued uptick in the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 and/or been vaccinated.
“This trend has allowed most countries to return to life as we knew it before COVID-19,” Ghebreyesus said.
According to WHO, about 17,000 people died across the world from COVID-19 in the 28 days ending on April 30, down from some 374,600 in the 28 days ending on Feb. 7, 2021.
Francois Balloux, an infectious disease expert who directs the University of Central London Genetics Institute, said he expected the WHO to wait until the summer to announce the end of the emergency.
“But all indicators were probably too good over the last two months, and getting better,” Balloux wrote on Twitter.
Didier Houssin, the chair of the emergency committee, said that along with the drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, the emerging variants have not been linked with increased severity.
A majority of the committee members endorsed ending the emergency but “two or three” were “a bit hesitant” about the recommendation, Houssin told reporters.
The end of the emergency does not mean the threat of COVID-19 has disappeared, Tedros said, noting that people are still dying from the disease.
“This virus is here to stay. It is still killing, and it is still changing. The risk remains of new variants emerging that cause new surges in cases and death,” he said. “The worst thing any country could do now is to use this news as a reason to let down its guard, to dismantle the systems it has built, or to send the message to its people that COVID-19 is nothing to worry about.”
WHO officials have consistently pushed measures such as travel bans and COVID-19 vaccination, which they have said helped deal with the pandemic. Some countries that performed well in metrics such as COVID-19 deaths, though, declined to impose some of the harshest measures. The vaccines were never proven to prevent transmission or infection and have been performing worse against newer variants.
The decision came about a week before the United States is letting its COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expire. A related declaration was ended in April when President Joe Biden signed a bill that he opposed but was approved by Congress.
While the end of the public health emergency means disbanding WHO’s emergency committee, WHO officials have decided to use an international regulation never triggered before that establishes a new committee that will focus on developing long-term recommendations for countries on how to manage COVID-19 moving forward.
WHO is already negotiating with countries on pandemic accords. The United States could end up ceding power to the United Nations agency, critics have warned. WHO and the White House have said that a pact would help the world prepare for the next pandemic.
Base Spike Detox According to Dr Peter McCullough (in a Twitter post - July 2023): Base Spike Detox is what I am currently using in my practice for those who have had COVID-19 multiple times, one or more of the COVID-19 vaccines, or both and believe persistent SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could be causing problems in their body. A major publication is under review and editing; however, the information is far too important to hold back. Update (Nov 2023): Published on August 25, 2023 in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE PAPER > Base Spike Protein Detoxification and on November 21, 2023 in Cureus (PubMed - November 2023) I have arrived, based on the emerging scientific literature and my clinical observation, that three OTC products are essential as a triple base combination: Nattokinase 2000 FU (100 mg) twice a day Bromelain 500 mg once a day Nano/Liposomal Curcumin 5
Dr. Peter McCullough is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas, USA. He also has a master's degree in public health and is known for being one of the top five most-published medical researchers in the United States and is the editor of two medical journals. McCullough Protocol 2022 Updates: Double blind randomized controlled trial of saline solution gargling and nasal rinsing in COVID infection (Nov 2023) What really killed COVID-19 patients: It wasn't a cytokine storm, suggests study (2023) Everyone is familiar with nasal and oral swab testing for COVID-19. It should be obvious the virus is replicating in the nose, and with Omicron, the speed of replication has become much greater than the pri
Well-respected North Texas cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas. He also has a master's degree in public health and is known for being one of the top five most-published medical researchers in the United States and is the editor of two medical journals. McCullough et al. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2020 McCullough Protocol 2022 Updates: Omicron variant XBB found to be resistant to monoclonal antibody treatments ( New England Journal of Medicine . Dec 2022) How to Detox Spike Protein from Body (August 2023) As published in Dr
Is povidone iodine the next ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine? Is there any evidence that povidone iodine can treat COVID-19? Iodine 1% Nasal Spray is part of the FLCCC I-CARE early treatment protocol : Nasal spray with 1% povidone-iodine: 2-3 times a day. Do not use for more than 5 days in pregnancy. If 1% product is not available, dilute the more widely available 10% solution and apply 4-5 drops to each nostril every 4 hours. Use 1 % povidone iodine commercial product as per instructions 2–3 x daily. If 1 %-product not available, must first dilute the more widely available 10 %-solution. To make 1% povidone iodine concentrated solution from 10% povidone iodine solution, one dilution method is as follows: – First pour 1½ tablespoons (25ml) of 10% povidone/ iodine solution into a nasal irrigation bottle of
Biography Well-respected North Texas cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas. He also has a master's degree in public health and is known for being one of the top five most-published medical researchers in the United States and is the editor of two medical journals. Personal History Dr. Peter A. McCullough was born in Buffalo, New York, on the 29th of December 1962. During high school, he and his family moved to Wichita Falls in Texas and later settled in Grapevine. He has lived and worked in various parts of the United States, including Washington and Michigan, and he now resides in Dallas, Texas. McCullough Protocol 2022 Dr Peter McCullough Early Treatment Protocol
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Over the last three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. Although no official definition exists for post-COVID-vaccine syndrome, a temporal correlation between a patient receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and beginning or worsening of clinical manifestations is sufficient to diagnose as a COVID-19 vaccine-induced injury, when the symptoms are unexplained by other concurrent causes. Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory are pleased to introduce the I-RECOVER: Post-Vaccine Treatment protocol, designed to help people who have experienced adverse symptoms after a COVID vaccine. Kory and Marik are both part of the FLCCC, which was founded in 2020 to share early treatment protocols for COVID-19. Kory is an ICU specialist, triple board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary medicine. He now runs a private tele-health practice specializing in the treatment of COVID-19, so-called
SELF-HELP without a Doctor ( source ) Zinc 50 mg daily (can take half twice daily if upset stomach) Quercetin 500 mg twice a day three times a day if sick (switch to HCQ/IVM if available) Vitamin D3 40,000-50,000 for five days Melatonin 5 mg - 20 mg nightly for 14 days stomach) Pepcid 40-80 daily 14 days – women or Cimetidine 400 daily -men Full Aspirin (325 mg) daily one month N acetyl cysteine (NAC) Up to 2000-2400 mg 1-2 days, then 1000-1200 mg for a week Treatment: Latest Prescriptions ( source ) Monoclonal Antibodies: outpatient, FDA approved, early treatment, within 10 days Only. Note and Update: Omicron variant XBB found to be resistant to monoclonal antibody treatments ( New England Journal of Medicine . Dec 2022) HCQ 200 mg twice a day 7 days or IVM (weight based 0.4/kg) 20-36 mg daily 2-5 days Fenofibrate (Tricor – anti-lipid) 145 mg daily (inflammatory/cytokine phase. Antioxidant) Cyproheptadine (Periactin – antihistamine) 4 mg BID for 14 days (cytokine phase) D
A November 2023 study (Yale University) shows some of the most common chronic symptoms among people who began experiencing the problems after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The most common symptoms were exercise intolerance, excessive fatigue, numbness, brain fog, and neuropathy, researchers reported in the paper. Insomnia, palpitations, myalgia, tinnitus, headache, burning sensations, and dizziness were also experienced by at least half of the participants in the study, which was funded in part by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Participants reported a median of 22 symptoms, with a ceiling of 35. The study focused on people "who report a severe, debilitating chronic condition following COVID-19 vaccination" that "began soon after COVID-19 vaccination and persisted in many people for a year or more," the researchers said. The study was led by Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Internal
Dr Peter McCullough's Spike Detox Protocol (Substack) According to Dr Peter McCullough's substack article : For several weeks I have been messaging the scientific community and the public about an approach addressing the burden of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein in tissues and organs in the human body that is largely responsible for post-COVID and vaccine injury syndromes. No therapeutic claims can be made since large, prospective, double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled trials have not been completed on any of the compounds mentioned in this paper. I checked clinicaltrials.gov and no such trials have been planned. The Biden HHS US Action Plan for Long-COVID Research has pumped a billion dollars into long-COVID research and no new therapies have emerged. HHS, NIH, CDC, FDA have not recognized the larger issue of vaccine damage to the body. At three and one half years into the pandemic and two and a half years into the COVID-19 vaccine debacle, myself and my clinic partners formul