WHO : Covid19 has not yet become endemic
The Omicron variant of Covid19 is dangerous and especially so for those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday. The WHO said the global surge in cases was being driven by Omicron, which is more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta variant.
The pandemic has been awash with slogans, but in recent weeks, two have been repeated with increasing frequency: “Variants will evolve to be milder” and “Covid will become endemic”. Yet experts warn that neither of these things can be taken for granted.
South Africa may be ready to transition from treating Covid19 as a pandemic to an endemic disease. This means the virus will be treated similarly to the flu. The Health Department is expected to make recommendations on this soon.