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World crossed tragic milestone of 1 million reported COVID-19 deaths: WHO

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GENEVA, 25th August, 2022 (WAM) — The world crossed the tragic milestone of 1 million reported COVID-19 deaths so far this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Thursday.

”We cannot say we are learning to live with COVID-19 when 1 million people have died with COVID-19 this year alone, when we are two-and-a-half years into the pandemic and have all the tools necessary to prevent these deaths,”said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his opening remarks at the COVID-19 media briefing.

”Once again, we ask all governments to strengthen their efforts to vaccinate all health workers, older people and others at the highest risk, on the way to 70% vaccine coverage for the whole population.” He noted that one-third of the world’s population remains unvaccinated, including two-thirds of health workers and three-quarters of older adults in low-income countries.

”All countries at all income levels must do more to vaccinate those most at risk, to ensure access to life-saving therapeutics, to continue testing and sequencing, and to set tailored, proportionate policies to limit transmission and save lives.” ”This is the best way to drive a truly sustainable recovery,” he affirmed.

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