VIVA – By the end of 2020, the world is still fighting the COVID-19 virus. During the months of this year, the number of victims who died from COVID-19 in the world also increased.
It is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million people in the world who have died from COVID-19. With one death, an average of nine seconds was recorded each week.
As many as five hundred thousand deaths worldwide due to COVID-19 have occurred in the last two months alone. This suggests that the severity of the pandemic is not yet over.
Not only that, it is noted that nearly 65 million people worldwide are infected with the disease, and the worst affected countries, such as the United States, are currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections.
In the past week alone, an average of more than 10,000 people have died every day worldwide, increasing every week. Many countries around the world are now struggling with waves two and three that are even bigger than the first, which imposes new limitations in everyday life.
The coronavirus is known to have caused more deaths from tuberculosis in 2019 in the past year and nearly four times as many deaths from malaria, according to the World Health Organization or the WHO.
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, warned Wednesday that the pandemic will create the worst health crisis in the country in the next few months, before the vaccine becomes widely available.
“I truly believe this will be the most difficult time in the history of this nation’s public health,” Redfield said in a presentation streaming the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
The United States is the country with the most reported deaths, with only more than 273,000 deaths.
The North American and Latin American regions together account for more than 50 percent of all reported coronavirus deaths. The Latin American region, which is the hardest hit globally in terms of mortality, recently exceeded more than 450,000 deaths.
I’m hoping for a vaccine
On Wednesday, Britain became the first country to approve a candidate for the vaccine, developed by Germany’s BioNTech and Pfizer Inc., to launch an important mass inoculation program. However, the supply of vaccines is expected to be very limited at an early stage, which means that any country starting a vaccine will have to give preference to vaccines based on risk factors.
Africa wants 60 percent of its population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the next two to three years, the African Union Disease Control Group said on Thursday. According to accounts with a continent of 1.3 billion people, more than 2.2 million confirmed coronavirus infections were recorded Reuters.
As is well known, the number of COVID-19 cases is currently still high. For this reason, the most effective way to prevent transmission is to follow health protocols and always 3M: Wear a mask, stay away and stay away from crowds and wash your hands with soap.
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