May 5, 2023 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is making it official — announcing the end of the global health emergency more than 3 years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not much is expected to change in a realistic sense, and the declaration doesn’t mean COVID is no longer with us.
But WHO calling an end to its “public health emergency of international concern” reflects declining case numbers, fewer hospitalizations, and greater immunity.
We’ve come a long way since the agency first declared COVID an emergency on Jan. 30, 2020, and a pandemic on March 11 that same year. Before you celebrate, however,…