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Experts believe pandemic has potential to improve in 2022

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – The state of Alabama is still solid red on the Alabama Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard, indicating high levels of community transmission in every county.

It comes as variants of COVID-19 sweep through the state.

“We certainly haven’t reached the peak of the flu season or this COVID outbreak,” said Dr. Don Williamson, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “So I think we have to look at January with some concern.”

However, as the Alabamians move into 2022, they could see some improvement.

“I don’t believe, and that’s all it is at this point, I don’t think we’ll see the same levels of COVID hospitalizations in January that we saw last January,” Williamson said. “But I think we’re going to see the number of new cases of COVID diagnosed each day be significantly higher than anything we’ve seen to date.”

World Health Organization officials believe the pandemic could end this year if vaccination rates increase.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement on Friday: “If the right choices are made, we can reverse this pandemic. “

“This virus will continue to evolve and threaten our health system if we do not improve the collective response,” Ghebreyesus said Wednesday.

WHO estimates show potential to vaccinate all adults around the world and provide boosters to high-risk groups, according to CNN.

Experts say the best way to stay out of hospital is to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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