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Good morning, today we hear from the WHO's chief that the end of the acute phase of the pandemic could be near. Also, wealthy countries are recruiting foreign nurses, causing staff shortages in poorer countries and would anyone miss Davos if it disappeared?

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The WHO’s director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Credit: WHO)

😷 End of acute phase of pandemic in sight. The World Health Organization’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that the world could end the global health emergency this year, but that it didn’t mean that the Covid virus would disappear. Addressing the WHO’s board members, who are meeting this week in Geneva, the director general warned that the world would have to learn to live with the virus, adding that it was dangerous to assume that Omicron would be the last variant. Tedros also announced that Germany had surpassed the US as the WHO’s top donor. Reform to the organisation's financing model is at the top of the meeting’s agenda.

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