Medical Xpress May 26, 2023
The official word on COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization and the U.S. government, is that it’s no longer an emergency. But while that’s a milestone, it’s hardly an all-clear for everyone to behave as if the pandemic never happened, experts say.
“It doesn’t mean there’s no risk for anyone,” said Dr. Preeti Malani, an infectious disease physician at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “But it does mean that we are at a very different point than we were when the emergency was declared more than three years ago.”
The WHO first declared “a public health emergency of international concern” on Jan. 30, 2020, when just 213 people were known to have died from COVID-19, a number...