The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Kovid-19 could kill more than two million people without global action against the disease.
The United States has surpassed seven million corona virus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The report also says that 203,240 people have died in the U.S.’s Covid-19, the highest in the world.
Sources close to the AFP say that the novel Corona virus has killed at least 984,000 people since it erupted in China last December.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that another million people would die if countries and individuals did not work together to resolve the crisis.
“One million is a terrible number, and we need to reflect on that before we can even begin to consider the second million,” said Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s emergency director at a virtual news conference.
He was responding to a question about whether it was unthinkable that two million people would die of a pandemic before a vaccine came along.
But Ryan added: “Are we willing to work together to avoid that number?
“If we do not take those steps … yes, we will look at that number – sad to say.
“If we don’t do it all, the numbers you’re talking about are not only imaginary, but unfortunately, very sad and very likely.”
Ryan reflected on the challenges ahead in funding, producing and distributing any vaccines against Kovid-19.
“If we look at the loss of one million people in nine months, the realities of making a vaccine available in the next nine months are a huge responsibility for everyone involved,” he said.
Bruce Eilward, head of the Act-Accelerator, the World Health Organization’s global collaborator on vaccines and treatments, said people would die unnecessarily and unacceptably if countries and individuals remained on hand until a vaccine arrived.
“We can’t wait,” he said.
Two million deaths “can only be caused by gin. It should not be a function of whether we have a vaccine or not. It is a function of whether we as individuals play our part in preventing the spread of this disease.”