Impacts From COVID-19 Could Worsen Into 2021, Beyond, U.N. Relief Coordinator, Health Experts Predict

Devex: COVID-19 effects could deteriorate into 2021 and beyond, U.N.’s Mark Lowcock says
“The pandemic’s ripple effects on humanitarian emergencies and backsliding development trends are going to worsen over the next few years as crises burn ‘fiercer than ever,’ United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock warned ahead of the U.N. General Assembly opening session this week. The risk of famines and the spread of extremist groups are both increasing, Lowcock told Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar in a recent interview…” (Lieberman, 9/21).

New York Times: ‘We May Be Surprised Again’: An Unpredictable Pandemic Takes a Terrible Toll
“It is a staggering toll, almost 200,000 people dead from the coronavirus in the United States, and nearly five times that many — close to one million people — around the world. And the pandemic, which sent cases spiking skyward in many countries and then trending downward after lockdowns, has reached a precarious point. Will countries like the United States see the virus continue to slow in the months ahead? Or is a new surge on the way?…” (Romero et al., 9/20).

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