- Dec 3, 2017
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- Political Leaning
Fatalities could double or worse without concerted action to curb pandemic, says head of UN agency’s emergencies programme.
- Fatalities could double or worse without concerted action to curb pandemic, says head of UN agency’s emergencies programme
- He added that young people should not be blamed for recent spike in infections despite growing concerns that they are driving Covid-19’s spread
“Unless we do it all, [2 million deaths] … is not only imaginable, but sadly very likely,” Mike Ryan, head of the UN agency’s emergencies programme, told a briefing on Friday.
The number of deaths about nine months since the novel coronavirus was discovered in China is nearing 1 million. (more)
“We are not out of the woods anywhere, we are not out of the woods in Africa,” Ryan said.
He said young people should not be blamed for a recent increase in infections despite growing concerns that they are driving its spread after restrictions and lockdowns were eased around the world.
I've spent a lot of time studying the coronaviruses & it still mystifies me why the topic of anti-viral drugs seldom comes up in these discussions. These viruses have excellent targets for small molecule anti-viral drugs that can compliment vaccines, be available sooner to more people & save lives.
I am deliberately not posting the photos of grave diggers or the video of a coffin being lowered into a grave.