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Mortality from COVID-19 has been growing since the beginning of December, over the past eight weeks, more than 170 thousand patients infected with coronavirus have died in the world. Such information was announced at a briefing in Geneva by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
According to him, a meeting of the committee on the global health emergency related to covid will be held this week. Experts must decide whether the disease’s pandemic is still an emergency of international concern.
“Without prejudging the recommendation of the committee, I am concerned about the current situation in many countries and the growing number of deaths,” said the head of WHO.
Ghebreyesus stressed that the world is now “obviously in a better situation than it was three years ago when the pandemic struck first”, but so far “too few people, especially the elderly and healthcare workers, have been vaccinated.” At the same time, Ghebreyesus added, there are “too many” of those who did not get booster vaccinations on time, who do not have access to antiviral drugs due to the high cost and do not receive the necessary treatment.
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