Global pandemic COVID-19 will be under control within the next 2 years
Six months after the WHO declared the epidemic of acute respiratory infections (COVD-19) a global pandemic, the organization said the COVID-19 epidemic would be under control over the next two years.
|Medical staff took samples of COVID-19 test translation for people in Moscow, Russia, on August 11, 2020. Photo: THX / TTXVN|
The Tass news agency (Russia) quoted the WHO Press Office as saying that WHO did not specify when the pandemic would end, but confirmed that COVID-19 would be controlled within the next two years.
“At this point, we do not know when the pandemic will end, but perhaps with global efforts and modern technology, the COVID-19 pandemic may be on the radar,” the source said. control within 2 years ”.
WHO also recommends that countries “focus on four priorities: avoiding diffuse (viral) events, enabling people to protect themselves, focusing on public health principles, and protect vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with disadvantaged conditions ”.
COVID-19 epidemic broke out in December 2019 in Wuhan City (Hubei province, China), and then spread to other countries in the region and the world. In the early stages, WHO considers an outbreak of acute respiratory infections caused by a new strain of the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2 virus) as an epidemic with multiple points of infection.
However, before the complicated development and the rapid spread of this disease, many experts around the world called on WHO to consider the current situation and issue a global pandemic warning.
At the secret meeting of the WHO Emergency Committee in Geneva (Switzerland) on the morning of January 31 (Vietnam time), the General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus decided to declare a Public Health Emergency. demand (PHEIC) for the COVID-19 epidemic.
WHO developed the PHEIC mechanism in 2005. This is a method to gather international community support for finance, medicine and operations in the epidemic-affected areas. PHEIC was first applied in April 2009 when the swine flu (H1N1) occurred. The PHEIC mechanism for COVID-19 epidemic up to this point is still in effect.
On March 11, WHO officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus as a global pandemic after the disease spreads quickly and difficult to control in many countries and regions. territory in the world.
According to the website worldometer.info, as of September 11 (Vietnam time), the world has recorded a total of 28,333,862 cases of COVID-19, of which 913,988 cases died. To date, the world has 20,352,884 cured patients.
After China, Europe, America is now the epidemic center of the world. Particularly, the number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections in Latin America exceeded the threshold of 8 million cases on September 10, despite signs of the disease spreading at a slower rate in some countries in this region.
The three countries most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are the US, India and Brazil. As of 9/11, the total number of cases in these three countries was over 15.3 million, accounting for more than half of all cases worldwide. The US ranked first with 6,588,181 cases and 196,331 deaths.
Followed by India with 4,562,414 cases and 76,304 deaths; Brazil with 4,239,763 cases and 129,575 deaths. In addition, Russia has so far recorded 1,046,370 cases of COVID-19, of which 18,263 died.
China, where the pandemic started, on September 11, there were 85,168 cases positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and 4,634 deaths. The country has basically got the pandemic under control. Europe, the second epidemic center in the world after China, currently has a total of 3,958,678 cases and 211,616 cases that do not survive.