The White House emphasized that the emergence and outbreak of new epidemic waves caused by variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus such as Omicron clearly demonstrated the need for a strategy to control the global COVID-19 epidemic.
The 2nd Global COVID-19 Summit will be held online on May 12 for leaders of countries to discuss efforts to end this pandemic and prepare options. respond to future health threats.
In a press release with the Group of the world’s leading developed countries (G7) and the group of leading developed and emerging countries (G20) published on April 18, the White House emphasized the emergence and outbreak of The emergence of new epidemic waves caused by variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus such as Omicron clearly illustrates the need for a strategy to control the global COVID-19 epidemic.
The second COVID-19 conference will be chaired by the United States, along with Germany – the country holding the G7 Presidency, Indonesia – the G20 rotating Presidency, Senegal – the African Union Presidency, and Belize – the country currently holds the presidency of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
[Global COVID-19 situation continues to follow a positive trend]
The White House statement stated that this 2nd COVID-19 Summit will build on specific policy based on the efforts and commitments made at the 1st Global Summit in September 2021. such as how to get more people vaccinated, help at-risk regions access COVID-19 testing and treatments, and expand health care worker protections. and synthesize financial resources to prepare for future pandemic risks.
Since the first outbreak in Wuhan (China) at the end of December 2019, the COVID-19 epidemic has spread globally, sickening more than 504 million people and claiming the lives of 6.22 million people. . Currently, although the COVID-19 epidemic has subsided, there is no sign of an end as new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to appear.
Most countries have identified this disease as endemic and are gradually taking measures to live with this disease like other diseases such as measles and influenza.