WHO expert: millions may die during a possible second wave

Representatives of the World Health Organization at a briefing on Friday drew parallels between the “Spaniard” and the current coronavirus pandemic. “Just like COVID-19, the Spanish flu declined in the summer and returned with bitterness in September and October, killing about 50 million people during the second wave,”quotes CNN Assistant Director-General of WHO for Strategic Initiatives, Ranieri Guerra.

According to him, a pandemic behaves as experts expected. The same applies to coronavirus outbreaks in countries that have already opened after quarantine.

– It does not cause concern, because it is quite expected. This is inevitable, hot spots will appear in Italy and in Europe.

By the end of 2021, WHO plans to deliver about 2 billion coronavirus vaccines to people around the world. Half will be purchased for low- and middle-income countries. The vaccine will be distributed as part of the affordable COVID-19 control tool program, which brings together diverse groups of scientists, entrepreneurs, governments and international organizations.

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