WHO warns of accelerated COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic induced by the coronavirus continues to accelerate and its effects will be felt for decades.
This was stated by the Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, reports DW.
“We know that a pandemic is much more than a health crisis. It is an economic crisis, a social crisis and in many countries a political crisis. Its consequences will be tangible in the coming decades,” he said. declared.
According to the Director-General of WHO, the greatest threat today is not the virus itself, but “a lack of global solidarity and global leadership”.
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According to Gebreyesus, on June 21, more than 183,000 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered worldwide, and this is the biggest indicator since the start of the pandemic.
In total, nearly nine million people have fallen ill with COVID-19 worldwide, more than 465,000 have died from the disease.
Currently, the most difficult situation is in the Americas, as well as in some Asian countries.
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According to Gebreyesus, the next challenge for health systems is to increase the production and distribution of dexamethasone, the first drug that reduces the risk of death in patients with COVID-19.
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