Sunday, August 14, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina

NEWS

NEWS

WHO denounces triumph of politics in fight against Covid

who-denounces-triumph-of-politics-in-fight-against-covid

WHO denounces triumph of politics in fight against Covid

Geneva, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Science gave results in the fight against Covid-19, but at the same time politics triumphed too often over solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) denounced today.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

Although 1.8 million deaths were registered in 2020, there were 3.5 million deceased in 2021 and we know that the real number is much higher, said the entity’s general director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference.

This is not to mention the millions of people who face the long-term consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the disease, the authority stressed.

Populism, narrow nationalism and the hoarding of health tools, including masks, therapies, diagnostics and vaccines, by a small number of countries undermined equity and created ideal conditions for the emergence of new variants of the virus, he noted.

Misinformation, often spread by a small number of citizens, led to constant distraction, affecting science and confidence in life-saving health tools, the doctor said.

In the huge waves of cases currently seen in Europe and in many nations around the world, misinformation that led to doubt about vaccines is now resulting in the disproportionate deaths of unimmunized persons, Adhanom described.

However, WHO director general was optimistic that 2022 could be the year in which we not only end the acute phase of the pandemic, but also chart a path towards stronger health security, he stressed.

Based on successes and failures, we must not only share drugs more quickly and equitably, but also help states manufacture and distribute them to their entire population, he urged.

At the same time, access to new treatments should continue, said Adhanom, for whom this virus will continue to evolve and threaten health systems if the collective response does not improve.

ef/mem/znc

ÚLTIMO MINUTO
name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.