The director of the World Health Organization (WHO)Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called on countries on Tuesday to increase vaccination against COVID-19as he pointed out that the pandemic “is not over”.
During a press conference held on May 10, the representative of the United Nations organization recalled that the subvariants are transmitted “easier” and bypass current immunity.
Likewise, Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed out that increases in infections in more than 50 countries highlight the activity of this virus. In this sense, he insisted that if herd immunity is not improved through vaccines, the world may face waves of deaths from coronavirus.
WHO warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over
“This pandemic is not over and we need all leaders to step up to increase the population’s immunity and reach the whole world,” reiterated the director of the World Health Organization.
On the other hand, he clarified that the policy of zero tolerance against COVID-19 of China, which we previously disclosed in The Truth Newsis not sustainable considering what is known about the disease, so he called for other, not so drastic measures to be taken to deal with the virus.
Mike Ryan, the organization’s emergencies director, said the human rights impact of any coronavirus-related policy must also be taken into account, along with its effect on the economy.
Deaths from COVID-19 in the world
Statista data indicates that as of May 1, 2022, around 6.3 million people have died worldwide as a result of COVID-19. However, in days gone by, the WHO recognized that the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world is three times higher than the official figure, because according to what he said they would be 14.9 million.