COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Ending
According to recent World Health Organization (WHO) data, COVID-19 cases and related deaths continue to decrease.
As of September 18, 2023, the WHO's data dashboard indicates a global 54.93% decrease in weekly COVID-19 cases and 33.85% decrease in deaths.
These positive trends have been reported since January 2023.
The WHO stated on September 12, 2023, that some regions and countries continue to see increases in cases and deaths; in others, they are declining.
While the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, countries should continue to work towards vaccinating at least 70% of their populations, prioritizing 100% of health workers and the most vulnerable groups, says the WHO (Edition 159).
As of September 19, 2023, a total of 13,505,089,801 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered during the pandemic, according to the WHO.
Since 2020, about 50 different COVID-19 vaccines have been deployed during the pandemic. With the recent U.S. FDA and CDC approvals, updated COVID-19 vaccines are now available in the United States.
According to numerous media reports, these innovative vaccines have faced availability constraints.
This was not the experience most U.S. residents witnessed during the early days of the pandemic, thanks in part to General Gus Perna, the four-star general of logistics who was the Chief Operations Officer of Operation Warp Speed.
As General Perna explained in this recent video, knowing your purpose is a key to success for most business, health, and life challenges.
Note: This article was updated on October 1, 2023, to include reference link.