The WHO assures that the end of the pandemic “is not even close”: “It is accelerating”

The WHO assures that the end of the pandemic

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Reuters)

The general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has warned that the fight against covid-19, the disease that causes the new coronavirus, it’s far from over, and has urged countries to administer oxygen and dexamethasone to critics to critically ill patients.At a press conference, Tedros commented that they have already been notified 10 million cases worldwide and that 500,000 people have lost their lives as a result of the virus. Thus, and coinciding with the sixth anniversary of the appearance of the first cases in China, has warned that, despite all the efforts made, the new coronavirus “still has plenty of room to move

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AgenciesThe average of new daily cases is since last week above 40,000 dragged by the spike in infections in southern and western states such as Florida or Texas

Therefore, the leader of the United Nations agency recalled that until a vaccine appears, countries they must make their citizens aware to protect themselves and their community through compliance with hygiene measures and physical distancing; as well as implementing initiatives that contain the spread of the virus, and ensuring that health professionals have Individual Protection Equipment.

“The early identification and clinical care saves lives. We must provide oxygen and dexamethasonea Serious and critical illness saves lives, as well as paying special attention to high-risk groups, including older people in long-term care facilities, because it saves lives. Japan has done this as it has one of the highest populations of older people, but its mortality rate is low“, has detailed Tedros.

That said, he has reported that this week the second meeting will be called to evaluate research progress and development and reevaluate research priorities for next stage of the pandemic. “We have already learned a lot about this virus, but there is still a lot we don’t know, and there are still tools we need,” he added.

Finally, Tedros has called for national unity and global solidarity to implement a common strategy that allows to eliminate the virus, save lives and minimize the social and economic impact of the virus.

We have already learned a lot about this virus, but there is still a lot that we do not know and there are tools that we need

“Although many countries have made some progress, globally the pandemic it’s actually accelerating. We are all in this together, and we are all in this for the long haul. We will need increased resilience reserves, patience, humility and generosity in the coming months. We have already lost a lot, but no we can lose hope. This is a time to renew our commitment to empower communities, suppress transmission, save lives, accelerate research and political and moral leadership“has settled.


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