On Friday, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commented, “The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future”. He added, “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come”.
Over 670,000 deaths have been recorded so far which happened due to the Coronavirus since its outbreak in Wuhan, China. And over 17 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus so far.
The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain are the countries which particularly have been hit hard in recent weeks from the pandemic, due to the lack of good and effective government response.
WHO, last week has commented, “Economies have been hit by lockdown restrictions introduced to restrict its spread, while many regions are fearful of a second wave. Meanwhile, more than around 150 pharmaceutical companies are working on vaccines, although their first use cannot be expected until early 2021.”
Tedros Adhanom said, “Although knowledge about the new virus has advanced, many questions remained unanswered and populations remain vulnerable. Early results from serology studies are painting a consistent picture. Most of the world’s people remain susceptible to this virus, even in areas that have experienced severe outbreaks”.
He added, “Many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks. Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths”.