WHO pessimistic vs. solution for Covid-19
3 de agosto de 2020, 12:52
Geneva, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization was pessimistic today, considering there may never be a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic, when the number of infected people already exceeds 18 million.
Over 18.14 million people worldwide have been infected and 690.000 have died, so the call to all nations is to rigorously apply health measures such as the use of masks, social distancing, hand-washing and tests to detect the largest number of patients, according to WHO.
It is the first time WHO has been so pessimistic about the development of an effective vaccine and concerned also about the speedy announcement of an immunization achieved by Russia and the United States.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at an online news conference that clinical trials give hope, but it does not necessarily mean that an effective vaccine is already available.
'We all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can prevent people from becoming infected,' he added, stressing that halting outbreaks in the meantime depends on respect for public health measures.
Ghebreyesus harped on stopping new waves and on the need to test, isolate and treat the infected people and contacts, in addition to informing that populations respect the social distancing and thus break the transmission chains.
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