“He went on to state that for more than a year the pandemic has been on a downward trend and ‘this trend has allowed most countries to return to life as we knew it before COVID-19 … Therefore, with great hope, I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency.” WHO ends global health emergency declaration for COVID-19. Imagine if back in January of 2020 we really understood what the just declared emergency would mean for the world. “Nearly seven million deaths from COVID-19 have been reported to WHO, Tedros said. More than 1 million of the deaths were in the United States alone. But Tedros emphasized that ‘we know the [death] total is several times higher, at least 20 million.'”