Covid could settle down this year, may pose similar threat to flu: WHO

"I think we're coming to that point where we can look at Covid-19 in the same way we look at seasonal influenza," WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told a press conference

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This year, the Covid-19 pandemic may reach a point where it poses a threat akin to the seasonal flu, World Health Organization (WHO) said in a press conference on Friday. The WHO expressed confidence

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First Published: Mar 17 2023 | 9:12 PM IST

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