As the third anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic approaches, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it hoped that the virus would no longer be a public health emergency next year. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “we have come a long way”, and the death toll from Covid is now a fifth of what it was a year ago. However, he added that even that is too much. “Last week, less than 10,000 people lost their lives. That’s still 10,000 too many and there is still a lot that all countries can do to save lives,” he said, adding, “we are hopeful that at some point next year, we will be able to say that Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency.” View More