Sir Malcolm Grant, Founder Chair, NHS England, and Chancellor, University of York, was speaking at the 19th edition of the India Today Conclave.
Sir Malcolm Grant, Founder Chair, NHS England (File)
Sir Malcolm Grant, Founder Chair, National Health Service (NHS) England, said Covid-19 was still a raging pandemic across the world and countries cannot become complacent. Sir Malcolm Grant also said Covid-19 could become like the common cold in due course but it was still a long way to go.
“It is still a raging pandemic across the world. In the United States, there has been 53,000 deaths per week. In Europe, the incidence of cases is quite high even though hospitalisations and death rates have come down. A big challenge will be the winter season in the northern hemisphere where transmission could be greater due to people being indoors,” Sir Malcolm Grant said.
Globally, the number of weekly Covid-19 cases and deaths continued to decline, a trend that has been observed since August. The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases reported globally is now over 234 million and the cumulative number of deaths is just under 4.8 million.
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