For the third consecutive week, global cases of coronavirus fall
After watching for many months how the contagion curve seemed not to stop, finally the good news arrives. Last week is the third consecutive in which you can check as global cases of coronavirus decline. This was reported on Monday by the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom.
At the recent regular conference, the WHO director indicated that there are still many countries with a growing number of cases. But globally this news is encouraging.
As reported by the expert, despite the new variants of Covid-19 that emerged in Brazil, Great Britain and South Africa, these figures are encouraging. The reason is that they show how the virus has been controlled and confirm that following the same public health measures that are being carried out now can prevent infections and save lives.
Tedros Adhanom also warned that he has been in this position before. Last year there was a time when almost all countries showed a notable decrease in registered cases of coronavirus. The problem, however, was that governments and individuals stopped following recommended precautions and cases soared again.
"As vaccines are implemented, it is vital that we all continue to take precautions to keep each other and ourselves safe."
The official stressed that, by containing the spread of the virus, the chances of new strains emerging are reduced. Y vaccines are guaranteed to remain effective.
Vaccines seem efficient against new variants
During the meeting of the United Nations Crisis Management Team (CMT), carried out last week, the current vaccines were analyzed. The team said they appear to be effective for the new variants.
The organization reported that it is working in conjunction with UNICEF to ensure the equity of vaccines. And he called on the rest of the UN highlighting the acquisition and delivery of large quantities of essential goods in the midst of critical phases of the pandemic.
The WHO published a new report called SCORE, in which he affirms that worldwide 4 out of 10 deaths go unrecorded. And it highlights that in Africa, only 1 in 10 are counted. Therefore, the organization points out the urgent need to strengthen these systems to make the health emergency visible.
Adhanom says the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for high-quality health data. That is, timely, reliable and actionable data, which is essential for governments and medical authorities to make the best decisions. In order that they can promote and protect health globally.