Yaounde, Cameroon – (African Boulevard News) – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on Wednesday that Covid-19 deaths had dropped significantly – a 95 per cent reduction – since the beginning of the year. However, he cautioned that the virus is still very much present and spreading across many countries.
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At a virtual news briefing, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed that the worldwide rate of Covid-19 deaths has decreased by 95 per cent since the beginning of the year. This decrease in deaths is due to the successful rollout of vaccinations in many countries, as well as improved medical treatments for Covid-19 patients.
However, he cautioned that it was important not to be complacent, as the virus is still very much present and spreading. He emphasized that people should continue taking precautions such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and getting vaccinated.
Dr. Tedros urged individuals, governments, and organizations to remain vigilant in their efforts to control the spread of the virus. He emphasized the importance of vaccination campaigns, saying that they are the most effective way to protect people from the virus.
In particular, he urged wealthy countries to donate vaccines to less fortunate nations, as this would help to prevent the emergence of new Covid-19 variants. He also called on pharmaceutical companies to step up and share patents and technology to accelerate the production of vaccines.
The WHO chief also expressed concern over the rising number of Covid-19 cases in some countries, particularly in South Asia and Africa. He urged people to continue taking precautions to avoid a resurgence of the virus.
In conclusion, the WHO chief’s announcement of a 95 per cent reduction in Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the year is a positive sign. However, Dr. Tedros emphasized the importance of continued vigilance and action to control the spread of the virus. Vaccination campaigns and the sharing of vaccines and technology are crucial in this regard. It is up to individuals, organizations, and governments to work together to prevent the emergence of new variants and protect people worldwide.