The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings:
Last Friday the WHO declared the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, however in the same week we still recorded one death from Covid worldwide every 3 minutes, as we had mentioned earlier COVID-19 is here to stay and has now become endemic, we have to reckon with it every year, particularly in the coldest months.
This pandemic leaves behind years of uncertainty and about 20 million deaths (CDC estimate). Billions have been spent on health care and even more have been lost in indirect costs to the economies of various countries.
What are we going to do from now on to prevent the Covid virus from mutating even more and causing more damage again?
What have we learned from this pandemic to avoid future ones?
Vaccination on a global scale with a new generation of nasal vaccines, better and faster communication between countries and a global response instead of a multi-speed world are perhaps part of the solution, at least they deserve a reflection from all of us now that the crisis has passed but not disappeared.
Keep safe and healthy!
9th May 2023