More Than 1.2M Confirmed COVID-19 Fatalities Worldwide; Tedros Calls For Increased Investments In, Strengthening Of Health Systems To Control Pandemic

NPR: A Look At The State Of The Pandemic
“Coronavirus cases are surging in many countries, including the United States and in Europe, and governments are imposing new lockdowns. NPR takes a look at the state of the pandemic around the world…” (Aizenman/Stein, 11/2).

U.N. News: ‘If we invest in health systems, we can bring this virus under control’ — WHO chief
“Health systems and global preparedness are not only an investment in the future but ‘the foundation of our response’ to today’s COVID-19 health crisis, the head of the U.N.’s health agency said on Monday. ‘Public health is more than medicine and science and it is bigger than any individual and there is hope that if we invest in health systems…we can bring this virus under control and go forward together to tackle other challenges of our times,’ U.N. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in a regular press briefing…” (11/2).

VOA News: World Surpasses 1.2 Million COVID-19 Confirmed Fatalities
“The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 1.2 million people, according to data collected by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. The fatalities are among the 46.5 million total cases compiled in the nearly year-long pandemic, and comes as the European continent reaches its own grim threshold of more than 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases…” (11/2).

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