Has the world won the war on Covid? Global virus deaths have plummeted 90% since February

Deaths from Covid have fallen by almost 90 per cent worldwide since February – a sign the world is finally winning the battle against the pandemic.

There were 9,400 deaths from the virus last week, compared with more than 75,000 every seven days in early February. This is also the lowest level since Covid started in March 2020.

World Health Organization chiefs – who compiled the data – said in a news conference the figures were “cause for optimism” and showed the world had “come a long way”.

But they insisted the current death toll was “10,000 too many” and claimed Covid was “still a pandemic”.

America has the most weekly Covid deaths of any nation and the third-highest number of weekly cases, averaging 2,000 every seven days.

However, the number of cases and deaths is massively skewed by the number of tests being conducted.

Despite America’s relatively high death toll, virtually all US Covid restrictions have been lifted and President Joe Biden declared in September that the pandemic was “over”.

Many left-leaning scientists – including Dr. Anthony Fauci – Quickly undermined the President and claimed there was still work to be done.

The graph above shows the Covid deaths by week in the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows that deaths in America have plateaued since April. Globally they are also far lower than in February

The graph above shows the Covid deaths by week in the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows that deaths in America have plateaued since April. Globally they are also far lower than in February

The graph above shows the Covid deaths by week in the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows that deaths in America have plateaued since April. Globally they are also far lower than in February

This graph shows weekly cases detected in both the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows cases in the US have also plateaued since last winter

This graph shows weekly cases detected in both the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows cases in the US have also plateaued since last winter

This graph shows weekly cases detected in both the US (green line) and worldwide (blue line). It shows cases in the US have also plateaued since last winter

Lockdown artist Dr. Anthony Fauci says Covid death rates are still ‘unacceptable’

dr Anthony Fauci has warned America is at a Covid ‘crossroads’, claiming the current levels of virus deaths are ‘unacceptable’.

The government’s top infectious diseases doctor said Americans shouldn’t be lured into a false sense of security as Covid statistics have been deflated since the spring.

There are currently 270,000 weekly cases, while the number of deaths is around 2,500, compared with around 500,000 and 8,500 around this time last year.

While accepting the declining numbers as progress, Dr. Fauci expects a harsh winter with high infection rates and new variants of the virus.

“We’re really at a point that could be a crossroads here,” said Dr. Fauci in a radio interview.

“As we move into the cooler months, we are beginning to see the emergence of sublineage variants of Omicron.”

He added: “We’re still in the middle of it – it’s not over yet – 400 deaths a day is not an acceptable level. We want to get it a lot lower than that.’

dr Fauci expects the new Omicron subvariants to render antibody therapies like Evusheld completely useless — a worrying sign for immunocompromised patients.

He also warned that US hospitals are facing a “negative trifecta” this winter as flu and RSV cases surge to unseasonably high levels.

The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking at a press conference, said: “We have come a long way and this is definitely cause for optimism.”

But he also urged everyone to “stay alert” to new Covid variants and spikes in cases or deaths.

“Nearly 10,000 deaths a week is 10,000 too many for a preventable and treatable disease,” he added.

Maria van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead for Covid, also insisted during a press conference that Covid “is still a pandemic, it’s circulating pretty wildly around the world”.

The health agency reported 2.1 million Covid cases worldwide last week, down 88 percent from the nearly 18 million in early February.

The WHO has no firm definition of when a pandemic should be declared over.

The verdict will be made by a panel based on cases, deaths and vaccination rates, as well as social and political factors.

China is still using brutal lockdowns to stem the spread of the virus, showing that while most of the West is learning to live with the virus, some countries are still struggling to adapt.

Weekly US deaths have remained at around 2,000 and 3,000 since late April, and there are currently no signs that they will take off anytime soon.

The lowest weekly Covid death on record was in the seven days ended July 7, when the US recorded about 1,500 deaths in a single week.

Last week, outgoing lockdown architect and top disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, the scale of Covid deaths in the US is still “unacceptable”.

He added that Americans should not be lured into a false sense of security because Covid statistics have been deflated since the spring.

“We’re really at a point that could be a crossroads here,” said Dr. Fauci in a radio interview.

“As we move into the cooler months, we are beginning to see the emergence of sublineage variants of Omicron.”

He added: “We’re still in the thick of it – it’s not over yet – 400 deaths a day is not an acceptable level. We want to get it a lot lower than that.’

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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