October 19, 2021

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Weekly deaths from Govt-19 fall to the lowest level in months

GENEVA, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of deaths reported weekly by Covid-19 in the world continues to fall and is at its lowest level in almost a year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
However, the figure is still unacceptable: nearly 50,000 people are infected every seven days, and the real number is certainly higher, the company’s general director Tetros Adanom Caprese told a virtual press conference.

Deaths are falling in all regions except Europe, where many countries are facing new waves of cases and deaths, said a biologist trained in immunization for infectious diseases.

Of course, he said, deaths are higher in countries with less access to vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes diseases and in the population.

He recalled that 56 states that had been effectively excluded from the global market for anti-Covit-19 immunogens had failed to reach the target of vaccinating 10 percent of their population by the end of September, most of them in Africa.

Many more areas are at risk of not reaching the 40 percent target by the end of this year, he stressed, while three countries appear to be unvaccinated: Burundi, Eritrea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The supply is low in the remaining half of the countries, Adanom said, promising that they have a vaccination program, but not enough supply to speed up the process and achieve the goal.

Public health researcher and Ethiopian politician WHO reiterated the call for states and agencies regulating vaccines to prioritize the Govt mechanism and now the African Union Vaccine Acquisition Fund (AVAT).

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The potential of other countries, especially those affected by conflict and violence, he stressed.

He noted that the WHO and its partners are working with those countries to strengthen ground technical and logistics capabilities for the implementation of antimicrobial drugs.

Achieving the 40 percent plan by the end of 2021 requires an approach from governments and all communities, which depends on the political leadership and civil society.

With aggression and ambitious action, most of these countries can still achieve the goal or be on a clear path to achieve it, he said.

But he warned that global cooperation is needed, and those who continue to implement reinforcements are preventing others from vaccinating their high-risk people.

The Director-General of the WHO estimates that this offer is limited.

Mem / znc