WHO calls COVID-19 one of the most difficult challenges for medicine
The disease COVID-19 is one of the most severe global health challenges. This was announced on Tuesday, August 18, at a briefing in Geneva by the Director General of the, World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus,.
“The outbreak of any new disease creates new problems, but from a logistics point of view, COVID-19 has become one of the most difficult problems that we have ever faced,” the WHO press service quoted Gebreyesus as saying.
He explained that the problem arose because the respiratory disease is relatively easily transmitted between people, and when this outbreak began, there was an urgent need for advice, information, training and equipment to deal with it.
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“Learning from past experiences and challenges is key to improving current responses to this pandemic and future outbreaks,” added the WHO Director General.
Ghebreyesus said last week that there are glimmers of hope in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, despite rising numbers of patients and deaths.
In his opinion, there are two elements for effectively combating the pandemic: the leaders of the countries must step up their actions, and the citizens must take these new measures.
According to Woldometer, as of August 18, more than 22 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the world, 778.1 thousand people have died, and 14.8 million patients have recovered.