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Covid could become threat similar to flu 'this year': WHO

AFP, 17 Mar 2023
"I think we're coming to that point where we can look at COVID-19 in the same way we look at seasonal influenza" says Dr Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme. Speaking at a WHO press conference, Ryan projects that COVID will, this year, become "a threat to health, a virus that will continue to kill, but a virus that is not disrupting our society or disrupting our hospital systems." SOUNDBITE

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