The Heat: WHO – Pandemic nowhere near over; new variants likely


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According to the World Health Organization, new Covid-19 infections have increased by 20% globally over the past week, with more than 18 million reported cases.

But there is some positive news. Omicron infections appear to be peaking in some countries. Here in the United States new cases are dropping in a growing number of places, while rising in others. CGTN’s Jim Spellman has a report.

To discuss:

  • Chris Smith is a consulting Virologist at the University of Cambridge and co-presenter of “The Naked Scientists” podcast.
  • Arthur Dong is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Business. 
  • Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is senior director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council and an infectious disease expert.
  • William Haseltine is the chair and president of ACCESS Health International, and author of “Variants! The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19 Vaccine Evasion and Reinfection.”

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