What does who think of one million people worldwide who have died of the new outbreak?

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 What does who think of one million people worldwide who have died of the new outbreak?


Who statistics.

Johns Hopkins University in the United States reported this number a day ago. At the time, U.N. Secretary General Guterres said it was a alarming figure and a worrying milestone. We must not ignore everyone, every life. They are father, mother, wife, husband, brother, sister, friend and colleague. Because of this cruel epidemic, their grief is more profound.

According to who statistics, in the six regions, the Americas region is still the worst affected region, with more than 16.51 million confirmed cases and more than 550000 deaths, both accounting for half of the global total. Among them, the United States has the most serious epidemic situation, and its confirmed cases and death cases rank first in the world.

Who statistics of global epidemic situation data.

But a million is not the most worrying number. According to the BBC, some experts have pointed out that the real global death toll may be higher than officially reported. In addition, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the world will rise further as the epidemic continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world.

What does it mean for the world that the number of new crown deaths exceeds 1 million? What should we learn from this epidemic? The Beijing News reporter interviewed the WHO Information Office in writing.

The epidemic has affected everyone, and the winter in the northern hemisphere is worrying

Beijing News: there are more than 33.5 million confirmed cases and more than 1 million deaths worldwide. What does this mean for the world?

Who Information Office: directly or indirectly, almost everyone in the world has been affected by the new epidemic, and no region is immune from the impact. At present, the northern hemisphere is about to enter a cold winter, which we are particularly worried about. Because in the cold season, outdoor activities become more difficult, and other respiratory diseases begin to spread. On the one hand, it makes the diagnosis of new crown more difficult, but also makes the burden of the hospital heavier.

Since the beginning of July this year, we have been concerned about the downward trend of new cases in some countries in America and Africa, which gives us hope. But these victories are fragile and we have to work hard to keep them going. At present, the fight against the epidemic situation needs concentrated, immediate and short-term strong measures. Therefore, it is crucial to take targeted emergency measures to suppress the outbreak and provide support for vaccine development in the short term.

At the same time, we should also take coordinated measures to deal with the new epidemic from a long-term perspective, and learn from the experience and lessons learned from previous outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, so as to better carry out the healthy, sustainable and green recovery and reconstruction work after the epidemic. This means taking coordinated action across sectors to fundamentally change the understanding of biodiversity and the natural world, so as to maintain living ecosystems.

There is still a long way to go to overcome the epidemic, but there is hope

Beijing News: how should we avoid the second global outbreak?

Who Information Office: as we said in mid September, we knew from the beginning that some countries need to take national blockade measures. At present, we see that many countries and regions have taken more customized, localized and time-limited prevention and control measures, which gives us hope for controlling the epidemic situation.

At the same time, it is also necessary to publish relevant information regularly, openly and honestly, so that people can know how to protect themselves from infection. At present, it is very important to pay attention to hand hygiene, wear masks, avoid crowd gathering, and understand the risks in the area where you live.

A safe and effective vaccine may be available early next year, and it is hoped that 2 billion doses of vaccine will be provided by the end of 2021

Who Information Office: who is working with many partners to accelerate the development of new coronal vaccines through the access to covid-19 tools accelerator. Our goal is to ensure that the vaccine is safe and effective, and that every country has fair access to it, so as to reduce the impact of the epidemic on the lives and economies of people in all countries. At present, there are nearly 200 candidate vaccines under development, among which 35 are in clinical evaluation stage and 9 are in phase III clinical trial stage. We are optimistic that a safe and effective vaccine may be available early next year.

However, director general Tam Desai has previously said that we can not guarantee that the vaccine under development is safe and effective. It can only be said that the more candidate vaccines we test, the greater the chance of obtaining a safe and effective vaccine. As can be seen from the past vaccine development history, some will succeed and some will fail. What we want to make sure is that by developing vaccines, we can control epidemics, save lives, accelerate economic recovery, and make vaccine research and development a global cooperation rather than a global competition.

We would also like to emphasize that the quickest way to end the epidemic and accelerate the global economic recovery is to ensure that some people in all countries are vaccinated, not everyone in some countries. The latest poll also shows that the vast majority of people support the fair distribution of vaccines. And our goal is to provide two billion doses of vaccine by the end of 2021.

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Global solidarity is essential to fight against vaccine nationalism

Beijing News: when do you think the epidemic will end? Some experts say that the new coronavirus may never disappear and will live with us like seasonal influenza. What do you think of that?

Who Information Office: a new virus has entered the human world for the first time, and it is difficult to predict when it will be defeated in the short term. Before the advent of vaccines, it is our most effective tool to take comprehensive and perfect prevention and control measures. We are also working closely with all countries to ensure that they continue to implement key public health measures to control and ultimately defeat the virus.

Who Information Office: the global pandemic of the new outbreak shows that, on the whole, we are very inadequate in preparedness for sudden epidemics. We must learn from this epidemic and make political and financial commitments to prevent and reduce similar epidemics in the future.

What we need most now is global solidarity and leadership. In order to contain the epidemic quickly and effectively, we need to resist vaccine nationalism - the willingness of some countries to develop vaccines on their own, because this approach will not end the crisis, but will make it permanent.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }The epidemic also reflects the resilience of human beings. At the same time, we should pay attention to the safety of wearing masks and sneezing in the past few months. Beijing News reporter Xie Lian Editor Liu Mengjie proofread Li Lijun this article source: Beijing News responsible editor: Hou Shuai_ NN5533

The epidemic also reflects the resilience of human beings. The epidemic in the past few months has changed the way we communicate. Now we know to keep a safe distance, avoid crowded and closed environment, wear masks when necessary, clean hands regularly, and pay attention to the hygiene of sneezing and coughing.

Editor Liu Mengjie proofread Li Lijun