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Covid-19 Still A Global Threat: Study

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According to 1News, people who haven’t been infected still pose a danger of catching the virus. Over three hundred experts from more than a hundred nations and territories gave fifty-seven suggestions in new research published online in Nature.  

According to this study, COVID-19 demands a “vaccine-plus” approach that involves enhanced indoor air ventilation and filtration, as well as intensified masking, testing, and treatment, to remove this “persistent and severe international health issue.

The researchers unanimously agreed that extending societal or economic responsibilities or placing those already at risk is not essential to eliminate the threat. Disparities in the epidemic must be addressed, public confidence must be re-established, and misinformation must be combated through various methods.  

Furthermore, almost everyone agreed that the danger of transmission is greatest in enclosed, poorly ventilated-places.  

Jose-Luis Jimenez, a Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences scholar and CU Boulder chemistry professor, said, “sadly, COVID-19 is not yet finished”.He also mentioned, “there are numerous things every healthcare organization can do to prevent Covid-19 from spreading across the world, and people must pay extra attention to their indoor air quality “. 

According to Joshua Barocas, an author and associate professor of infectious disease and internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz, “the pandemic is still disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations and will continue to be a public health threat around the world unless the inequities involved are addressed.”  

Over 630 million cases of COVID-19 have been documented as of October 2022, with over 6.5 million fatalities; however, the actual number of deaths is anticipated to be closer to 20 million. Millions of patients with cancer and other diseases have experienced severe healthcare delays, and the long-term consequences of COVID-19 remain incurable, posing a continual threat to survivors. The virus also evolves to avoid detection by the immune system.  

The study in Nature finds that pandemic preparedness and response should address pre-existing socioeconomic and health disparities. Low- and middle-income countries need better access to technology to create and maintain low-cost vaccinations, diagnostics, and treatments.  

According to the authors, the COVID-19 epidemic has exacerbated several public health issues, including antibiotic resistance, drug overdoses, housing insecurity, gun violence, conflict, and malnutrition, as well as weakened global healthcare systems, reducing the availability and quality of care for both acute and chronic disorders.  

“We are all at risk of poor health outcomes if we do not address the systemic flaws and collateral impacts of COVID-19 as a public health problem,” Barocas added.  


According to CNN, human bodies are well trained to fight the virus, and taking the booster shot can help increase immunity. Our bodies were probably not equipped to resist the virus at the start of the pandemic, but most individuals have been exposed to one variation of the illness since then.

This strengthens the human body’s immunity to deal with the infection today. However, this does not mean that individuals should be casual about their lifestyle and health, as the danger of the illness persists. 


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