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WHO's chief wants the pandemic declared over in 2023. Some experts say that may not be a good thing.

Despite the temptation to end the pandemic, some leading health experts say it would be better to continue living with the official designation, which keeps up the pressure on authorities and civilians alike to act with caution.

The COVID-19 global health emergency is nearing the three-year mark
The COVID-19 global health emergency is nearing the three-year mark (AN/Robert Norton/Unsplash)

GENEVA (AN) – Everyone wants to put the pandemic in the rearview mirror, perhaps none more so than the head of the World Health Organization, which first declared COVID-19 had become a global health emergency nearly three years ago.

"We need to move beyond this emergency situation sometime by the end of the year," WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told Arete News.

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