WHO admits the likelihood of an increase in the number of victims of COVID to 2 million people

The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus will soon reach 1 million worldwide, but the number of victims of COVID-19 may increase to two million.

Michael Ryan, Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said at a briefing that it is quite possible.

He explained that if about 1 million people died from coronavirus infection in nine months, it is likely that over the next 9 months it will take to create a vaccine, the pandemic will claim another million lives.

“However, much can be done right now to save people and prevent this from happening. We are able to take a number of measures to reduce morbidity and mortality. ” The death rate is already declining, he said, thanks in part to the use of oxygen, intensive care and dexamethasone.

At the same time, Ryan expressed concern about the willingness of the world community to collectively prevent the worst-case scenario and avoid another million deaths. For this, in his opinion, it is necessary to monitor the spread of the disease at the international level, to increase the scale of testing and to invest funds.

According to Worldometer, the number of victims of the coronavirus is already 990,778 people. In total, 32 643 232 cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered in the world.

According to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the coronavirus pandemic is likely to end in 2022. But in order for this forecast to come true, it is necessary to approach the problem on a global scale and reduce the incidence of COVID-19 throughout 2021, he said.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that the country is covered by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and in this regard, he did not rule out the adoption of the most stringent measures up to a new national lockdown.

Meanwhile, WHO experts said when the second wave of COVID-19 will begin in Europe.

By Cindy
In Other
September 28, 2020

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