The “critical stage” … an ominous announcement from the World Health Organization


Yesterday, Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the Corona epidemic has reached a critical stage, but it pointed out the possibility of controlling the situation if the right measures are taken. With a significant increase in the number of injuries around the world.

The head of the WHO’s technical team on epidemic control, Maria Van Khirkov, announced in a press conference that the world is currently witnessing a critical phase of the epidemic, stressing that the course of the pandemic is constantly increasing, and is growing steadily.

She added that this situation was not expected 16 months after the start of the pandemic.

A 9% increase in injuries and 5 deaths%

She also continued that the number of injuries increased last week by 9% worldwide, while deaths increased by 5%.

In turn, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, revealed that this is the seventh consecutive week that witnesses an increase in the number of injuries, and the fourth consecutive week in which deaths rise, adding that last week the organization recorded the fourth largest number of injuries in one week. Until now.

He pointed out that many countries in Asia and the Middle East have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of infections, despite the administration of more than 780 million doses of the vaccine worldwide.

Vaccines are effective

In addition, the official mentioned again that vaccines are “vital and powerful” tools to combat the epidemic, but he called on countries and residents to follow the measures that succeeded in preventing it from physical distancing, putting on masks, washing hands, ventilation, examining the detection of the virus, and tracking contacts to isolation and quarantine. Health.

He also confirmed that the World Health Organization does not want to see endless closures … However, at the present time there are countries with overcrowded ICUs and people dying, and this should be avoided altogether..

In addition, he concluded that through concerted efforts to impose measures to maintain public health and fair vaccination, the epidemic could be brought under control within months.


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