For the ninth week in a row, the number of infected people has been increasing all over the world, which means that the pandemic remains far-fetched – Tell Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, President of the World Health Organization, at a press conference on the epidemiological situation.
A year ago, the WHO chief stressed the need for global cooperation and international solidarity to curb the epidemic.
And it has been achieved to a small extent since then, which is partly why
Globally, we are not yet close to curbing the epidemic.
Suffice to mention that in India 400,000 new infections were recorded on Saturday, and many people in the country are dying due to not getting enough oxygen during hospitalization. In addition to India, Brazil has been criticizing the situation for several months as well in Turkey And the epidemic is spreading faster and faster in Iran,
As a result, while life has already begun to return to normal in some places in developed countries,
Meanwhile, the number of infected people worldwide remains extremely high.
The head of the World Health Organization recently said at a press conference that the number of infected people has been rising for nine weeks and that the number of deaths for six weeks has been steadily increasing worldwide.
To put it all in context: Last week alone, there were as many new infections almost as in the first five months of the pandemic combined.
Tedros Adhanom Gebrysus outlined the situation.
Although some countries are trying to help the countries most affected by the epidemic, as well as the poorest countries, there is no global cooperation yet. The COVAX Program Despite efforts to provide vaccines to poor countries, the initiative has so far achieved little success.
In addition, India has been one of the main sources of vaccines used in the program so far, but from now on, new vaccines cannot be expected in the near future as the government has banned their export due to the severity of the epidemic in the country.
Thus, it is expected that poor countries will have slow access to the vaccine in the near future.
Whereas in developed countries there will be so many vaccines in the coming weeks and months that they will not even be able to use them.
Speaking at a press conference about India, the WHO chief thanked the country, as about 40 percent of new infections are now recorded, and aid has been offered by a number of states.
Meanwhile, we must not forget that the epidemic is spreading very quickly in many other countries as well
He added, pointing out that these countries will also need international assistance if we are to curb the epidemic.