WorldWHO: "the pressure continues" of COVID-19 three years after...

WHO: “the pressure continues” of COVID-19 three years after declaring the international emergency

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The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stressed this mate, on the verge of completing three years since the organization declared the international emergency due to COVID-19, that the world is “in a better situation than in 2020”, but nevertheless “the pressure continues ”.

“The number of deaths from the disease has increased over the past eight weeks and since then more than 170,000 people have died from covid-19.”recalled the Ethiopian expert, clarifying that these are only the reported deaths and the real number could be “much higher.”

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The same emergency committee that declared maximum alert on January 30, 2020 meets again this Friday the 27th (for the fourteenth time) to analyze whether this maximum level is maintained, he recalled. tedros.

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“I do not want to anticipate what recommendation the committee (which has maintained the emergency in its previous 13 quarterly meetings) will give, but I remain very concerned about the situation in many countries and that the number of deaths continues to be very high,” stressed the CEO.

tedros He regretted that there are still people in risk groups who have not been vaccinated (such as the elderly or health workers), while others have not received the recommended booster doses and antivirals for the treatment of severe cases “are still very expensive in many places.”

“Fragile health systems continue to struggle to cope with the heavy burden of covid-19, while at the same time treating new waves of diseases such as the flu or RSV (abbreviation for respiratory syncytial virus),” added the head of the WHO.

“Let’s not underestimate the virus, or it will continue to surprise us, and it will continue to kill us unless we do more to make the tools against it more accessible to the people who need them most”he claimed tedros.

Source: Elcomercio

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