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Europe no longer counts COVID cases, Mr. Fauci said the US was out of the pandemic

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A person is being tested for COVID-19 by medical staff in the city of Barcelona (Spain) – Photo: BNN

The EU says its “sustainable” approach to COVID-19 in the near term is limited testing and tracking of the virus and its variants.

European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen insists a “sustainable” approach in the air does not mean member states are caught off guard.

Instead, Leyen stressed that countries need to help health systems recover, support the development of vaccines and new treatments, and combat misinformation. Bloomberg.

“New variants appear only a matter of time. The virus has come and will reside here. At this moment, while the health situation of the whole population is improving, we must prepare for scenarios. different,” said Margaritis Schinas, vice-president of the EC.

The message of EU leaders on the COVID-19 epidemic comes in the context that most European countries – once the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic – have repelled the pandemic.

In this new phase, EU member state governments move from emergency surveillance to a routine system of monitoring COVID-19 along with other respiratory illnesses such as influenza. The EC hopes that member states will keep up with the deployment of booster doses of the vaccine and have enough testing and contact tracing capacity to scale up as needed.

Meanwhile, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus this week warned of falling testing rates and urged countries to be vigilant.

Dr. Fauci: The US ‘definitely’ is out of the pandemic phase

America’s leading infectious disease expert – Dr. Anthony Fauci said in an interview with Radio PBS on April 26 that the US was “definitely” out of the pandemic phase. However, he warned that the global COVID-19 pandemic was still ongoing.

“We don’t have 900,000 new infections, tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths every day. Right now we are at a low level,” Dr. Fauci told Radio PBS.

Biden’s chief medical adviser added that the US “will not (completely) eradicate this virus” and that the government should continue to “immunize everyone every year”.

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