Coronavirus: the world totals 3 million deaths as of April 17, WHO is worried

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 17 April 2021 at 14h52 · Updated on 19 April 2021 at 09h08
Coronavirus has killed three million people less than a year and a half after it broke out in China. This threshold concerns WHO director general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In a press brief held this Friday April 16, he said "This is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far during the pandemic".

New press brief for WHO, as the world passes three million coronavirus deaths. While some countries are back to normal life, like in Israel, where facemasks are no longer compulsory, or the United States reopening theme parks, the Covid-19 pandemic is ravaging other countries.

Brazil for instance has never been this hit by Covid-19 with over 90 variants spreading across the country.

Everyday, a little over 230,000 new cases are reported worldwide. As the vaccination campaign goes on in many countries, herd immunity is said to be reached when 90% of the population will be vaccinated, the Institut Pasteur thinks. 

As for Dr. Mike Ryan, he explained it was possible to end the Covid-19 tragedy by stopping death, by stopping hospitalizations thanks to vaccination. "But we need to use vaccines in a much fairer and much more equitable way".

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