WHO says talent to trace COVID variants diminishing as surveillance declines
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The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the power to trace COVID-19 variants and subvariants around the globe is reducing because of declining surveillance.
“With surveillance declining, the choice of assessments are declining, the numbers of sequences which can be being carried out and being shared are declining. And, that limits our talent to evaluate the recognized variants and subvariants… but additionally our talent to trace and to spot new ones,” mentioned Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s COVID technical lead. “So, because of this it is in reality necessary that we stay surveillance actions up.”
Speaking at a media briefing, Van Kerkhove advised newshounds that a part of finishing the pandemic is attempting to cut back the unfold of transmission.