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WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

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They were not supposed to oversee the health of the world.

The *World Health** Organization* is not supposed to oversee the health of the world. Got it genius.

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World Health Organization officials Monday said they still recommend people not wear face masks unless they are sick with Covid-19 or caring for someone who is sick.

You're criticizing the WHO for not yet knowing how things worked 1 week into the pandemic? Because that's logical and intelligent, right?

 

...right?

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The best scientific recommendations for preventing covid infections would be to not get infected.

But if that causes more deaths (directly and indirectly) that still means the best scientific recommendations to avoid deaths would be to allow some infections while supporting the treatment and prevention of complications, as proved by countries that have controlled very successfully the pandemic without making people die because of lack of access to hospitals.

But contrary to your opinion, we see those stringent measures working in China to keep infections low. How are the measures to combat covid working in the US?

This is not a personal opinion but what has been repeatedly expressed by experts around the world.

Lots of speculation in your unsubstantiated opinion.

The moment the countries with the lowest death rates are not following the outdated counterproductive zero covid policy this is demonstrated. And that is even against the underreported Chinese numbers well described to report only a fraction of all the actual covid deaths happening in the country.

As the article clearly includes

China is vowing to stick to a “zero-COVID” policy despite the fact that the WHO describes the policy as “unsustainable,” given the infectious nature of Omicron and its subvariants.

Can you demonstrate a world class scientific authority as the WHO is wrong?

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UK figures are dropping as the opportunity was taken to allow the weak Omicron variant to pass through a vaccinated population as quickly as possible, just as any flu virus would.

China is still suppressing the spread, so their citizens remain vulnerable. The moment they unlock the doors, the numbers will go up again. They have trapped themselves in 2021.

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Ever notice how the only people criticizing the WHO are those who got sucked in by American right-wing politics, and that none of them can explain how the World Health Organization was supposed to oversee the health of the world. by getting themselves cut off from 1/5 of it for political reasons.

Complete morons.

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hina is vowing to stick to a “zero-COVID” policy despite the fact that the WHO describes the policy as “unsustainable,” given the infectious nature of Omicron and its subvariants.

That is the problem with acting against the best scientific recommendations, the most stringent measures against covid were never meant to be a permanent fixture for its control, just a way to gain time so effective vaccines and treatments were developed and put to use to limit the damage. The world is already at this point and whole countries are now decreasing the measures while closely monitoring the effect, infection cases are decreasing, the rates those infections become disease cases even more, and the rates the disease complicates and require hospitalizations or are fatal are nowhere near last year. The world has an exit strategy for covid, and some countries are following it with great success. China on the other hand is stuck in 2020 and depends on underreporting deaths in order to appear in control.

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Do the vaccines prevent infection and the spread of COVID?

The most unvaccinated populace is on the African continent where cases have….dropped?

Unbelievable…

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WHO, COVID-19 cases mostly drop:

Mostly drop, but certainly still far away from stop.

Worldwide, 800,000 infected & 2,000 deaths daily lately. These are the official estimated figures at low end. They could be many more.

While Covid keeps rampaging, monkeypox raises its ugly head. So..?

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StrangerlandToday  01:02 am JST

Darn, and here I'm going to have to drop reality on you again:

Oh dear.

The US is contributing $40B to Ukraine.

My guess is that does not entitle Ukraine to oversee US policy.

Oh dear.

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Do the vaccines prevent infection and the spread of COVID?

No. Even Pfizer's CEO admitted multiple times that his vaccines do little to prevent infection.

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Meanwhile in Beijing, authorities in the Chinese capital ordered more workers and students to stay home and implemented additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. 

Sounds like it is out of control in Beijing!

36 cases yesterday!!! Down from the day before.

https://news.yahoo.com/beijing-reports-36-symptomatic-covid-002101256.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

That is the problem with acting against the best scientific recommendations,

The best scientific recommendations for preventing covid infections would be to not get infected.

the most stringent measures against covid were never meant to be a permanent fixture for its control,

But contrary to your opinion, we see those stringent measures working in China to keep infections low. How are the measures to combat covid working in the US?

just a way to gain time so effective vaccines and treatments were developed and put to use to limit the damage.

This has changed. Now the US approach is to provide medication to treat those infected.

The world is already at this point and whole countries are now decreasing the measures while closely monitoring the effect, infection cases are decreasing, the rates those infections become disease cases even more, and the rates the disease complicates and require hospitalizations or are fatal are nowhere near last year. The world has an exit strategy for covid, and some countries are following it with great success. China on the other hand is stuck in 2020 and depends on underreporting deaths in order to appear in control.

Lots of speculation in your unsubstantiated opinion.

But factually, Beijing had only 36 new cases yesterday. China's economy is growing throughout the crisis.

NO other country in the world has as low a rate of infections along with positive economic growth throughout the crisis.

That is just a fact.

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StrangerlandToday  11:29 pm JST

Ever notice how the only people criticizing the WHO are those who got sucked in by American right-wing politics, and that none of them can explain how the World Health Organization was supposed to oversee the health of the world. by getting themselves cut off from 1/5 of it for political reasons.

They were not supposed to oversee the health of the world.

That thought is moronic.

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Can you demonstrate a world class scientific authority as the WHO is wrong?

World Health Organization officials Monday said they still recommend people not wear face masks unless they are sick with Covid-19 or caring for someone who is sick.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendation-trnd/index.html

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StrangerlandToday  11:49 pm JST

You're criticizing the WHO for not yet knowing how things worked 1 week into the pandemic? Because that's logical and intelligent, right?

Stating a fact; unless you dispute the comment.

...right?

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