The world hasn't been the same since late 2019. That's when China inadvertently sent the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, beyond its borders. The virus's origin, how it was transmitted to humans, and why China failed to inform the rest of the world in time remain topics of debate three years since the outbreak.
According to the WHO website, globally, as of 10 October 2022, 618,521,620 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,534,725 deaths, were reported to the organization. At the beginning of the month, a total of 12,723,216,322 vaccine doses had been administered. Of the documented 6.5 million fatalities, China, the first epicenter of the outbreak, accounts for less than 27,000!