A WHO report has established that every year, tobacco costs the world 600 million trees, 20 lakh hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water. In addition to this, it releases 84 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere which is equivalent to one-fifth of what is produced by the airline industry.
According to executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, the recent increase in the number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has been largely driven by Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, and by the lifting of public health and social measures.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible.
Scientists drafted by WHO to investigate the coronavirus' origins in China said the critical probe was stalled last year, after issuing a report that even Tedros acknowledged had prematurely ruled out the possibility of a laboratory leak.
When Will Covid Pandemic End? Here’s What WHO DG Tedros Said
The WHO's emergencies director, Mike Ryan, also warned that Omicron's increased transmissibility is likely to drive a rise in hospitalisations and deaths, especially in nations where fewer people are vaccinated.
If those vaccines had been distributed equitably, the 40 percent target could have been reached in every country by September, he added.
The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries, is the most transmissible of the variants identified so far and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned.
Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide.
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