The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the covida-19 pandemic has reached a critical point, and the number of infected people has increased exponentially, but it can be controlled through effective and effective public health measures.
“The pandemic has reached a tipping point. It is developing in full swing and is growing exponentially. This is not what we hope to happen within 16 months of the pandemic, especially considering that we have taken effective control measures. “The WHO technical director Maria van Kerkhove (Maria van Kerkhove), he fought against covid-19.
She warned that the number of people infected in the world increased by 9% last week, and the number of deaths increased by 5%.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gebrejesus said that everyone wants to open up their society and economy, but it will take a long time to overcome the epidemic.
Tedros said: “We also hope that the society and economy will open up, trade will be revitalized, and we will travel again. But now, intensive care units in many countries are full of patients and people are dying. All of this can be avoided.”
He added: “It will take a long time to end the pandemic, but we have reason to be optimistic.” He recalled that the decline in the number of infections and deaths in the first two months of this year shows that we can stop the coronavirus and its variants.
However, he went on to say that “chaos, entanglements and contradictions have emerged in the application of public health measures”, which is the main reason for the widespread spread of infection again.
The head of the WHO pointed out that in some countries, although the infection continues to spread endlessly, restaurants, nightclubs and markets are open and overcrowded, and only a few people respect epidemiological measures.
He pointed out that the largest number of new infections are in Asia and the Middle East.
He reiterated that the vaccine is a “key and powerful” tool in the fight against covid-19. To date, 780 million doses of vaccine have been vaccinated worldwide.