Coronavirus Killing About 50K People Every Week, WHO Warns, As Pandemic Total Passes 30M
CIDRAP News: Pandemic total tops 30 million as new restrictions target outbreaks
“The global COVID-19 total topped 30 million cases, only 4 days after passing the 29 million mark, fueled by a strengthening surge of cases in India and a mosaic of stubbornly high case levels, steady rises, and smaller flare-ups in other parts of the world…” (Schnirring, 9/18).
CNBC: WHO says the coronavirus is killing about 50,000 people a week: ‘That is not where we want to be’
“The World Health Organization warned Friday that the coronavirus is ‘not going away,’ noting that it’s still killing about 50,000 people a week. ‘That is not where we want to be,’ Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said of Covid-19 deaths during a news conference at the agency’s Geneva headquarters. ‘It’s not where the Northern Hemisphere wants to be going into the winter season. It’s not where developing countries want to be with their health services under nine months of pressure’…” (Lovelace/Higgins-Dunn, 9/18).
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