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Ian Explains: COVID Ain't Over | GZERO World

COVID ain't over

We're not done with the pandemic — yet.

In the US, infections are up five-fold from a year ago, although both hospitalizations are down.

Although COVID will likely become endemic sometime this year in some parts of the world, the virus will still rage on everywhere else.

China's zero-COVID strategy is having a tremendous cost, while barely 17.4% of Africans are vaccinated. That bodes well for new variants.

Meanwhile, rich countries keep hoarding jabs, now also against monkeypox. Did we not learn anything after more than two years?

Watch the GZERO World episode: How depoliticizing the US health response will save lives (COVID isn't over)

Should Putin get a Nobel in Medicine for ending talk of COVID? | GZERO Media

Should Putin get a Nobel in Medicine for ending talk of COVID?

José Manuel Barroso, chair of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, is having a hard time these days convincing donors to cough up cash for 600 million vaccine doses to serve as a "buffer" for the next COVID wave.

But he's not surprised. Why? Because many people already think the pandemic is over. And for that, he credits Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has diverted global attention away from COVID with his invasion of Ukraine.

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