Why COVID-19 Is Not a Pandemic According to the WHO Definition

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Updated 19.09.21

On 14 April 2020 the United Nations (UN) secretary general, Antonio Guterres, declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be ‘the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War’.[1] A UN report responding to the outbreak’s socio-economic impact called it ‘a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations…