GENEVA.-The World Health Organization (WHO) considers that the end of the pandemic “is not even close”, because, although many countries have managed to control the spread of the coronavirus, others are seeing the virus re-emerge and the global trend is to an acceleration of infections.
This reflection coincides with the day that the 10 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world have been officially exceeded, according to the database that the organization manages and which feeds on the information it receives daily from the authorities. national sanitary.
A million new cases have accumulated in the last five days, showing how far the infection curve continues to rise with the most severe foci located in India, the United States and Brazil.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus confirmed that half a million Covid-19 fatalities have been reached on this same day.
“The virus still has a lot of room to move, we all want this to end, we all want to return to normal, but the reality is that this is not even close to ending,” said Tedros at a press conference that marked several coincidences.
The organization seeks to respond to criticism and attacks launched by certain countries -particularly the United States and Brazil- that accuse it of having reacted late and of having been too pleased with China, where the pandemic originated.
In a regional analysis of the situation, the director of Health Emergencies of the WHO, the Irishman Mike Ryan, commented that the situation in America is extremely difficult, accumulating half of the cases of contagion and deaths worldwide.
In this statistic, the United States accumulates 2.5 million cases (half of the total on the continent), while Brazil, with more than 1.3 million, represents one in four infections.
Ryan said that Brazil continues to report around 30,000 cases a day and acknowledged that it is a very complex situation because it is a very large country.
The Chinese vaccine
Meanwhile, China has approved the internal use in the Army of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by the Military Scientific Institute and the Chinese biopharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics, the company announced yesterday.
The company indicated that its new recombinant coronavirus vaccine (Ad5-nCoV adenovirus vector) was approved by the Army on June 25 for “use by the military.”
A human drama
The contagion globally had reached 10,146,971 people.
The curve keeps going up. In just five days, a million new cases of Covid-19 accumulated.
— EFE to eldia.com.do