WHO urged to prepare for 100,000 coronavirus deaths a week

WHO urged to prepare for 100,000 coronavirus deaths a week

The number of deaths due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the world will soon reach 100 thousand every week. World Health Organization (WHO) emergency expert Mike Ryan urged us to prepare for this.

“The epidemiological situation is now dynamic and varies from region to region,” he told a meeting of WHO managers. He noted that North and South America together account for more than 47 percent of deaths and the number is rising. In Europe, deaths are stabilizing – albeit at high levels, Ryan said.

Earlier on Jan. 18, it was reported that WHO chief Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus warned the world is on the brink of a moral catastrophe: because of how unevenly vaccines are distributed among countries, many people are at risk of dying in the poorest nations.

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