Number Of COVID-19 Cases Pass 50M Worldwide, With U.S., India, Brazil Accounting For Nearly Half Of Global Total; WHO DG Calls For Solidarity, Assessment To End Pandemic

NPR: COVID-19 Cases Top 50 Million Globally, U.S. Nears 10 Million
“More than 50 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded around the world as of Sunday, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S., India, and Brazil are three countries with the most cases and account for nearly half of the world count. The U.S. alone is poised to hit 10 million cases as cases and hospitalizations continue to climb…” (Davis, 11/8).

U.N. News: World can save lives and ‘end this pandemic, together’ — WHO chief
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues evolving, the world must ‘take all opportunities to learn and improve the response as we go,’ the U.N. health agency chief said on Friday. ‘Many countries heard our call back in January when we rang our highest alarm by calling a public health emergency of international concern,’ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a regular press briefing in Geneva. Since then, he explained that they have been working closely with the U.N. agency, following parameters set out in its strategic response plan, outlined on 4 February…” (11/6).

Xinhua: Senior WHO officials call for global efforts in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic
“Senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials called for global efforts in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic as many countries and regions had already seen a second wave of the pandemic and a soaring number of new infections over the past months…” (11/7).

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