A study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed the startling fact that the majority of the world is infected with the disease.
WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said the findings are the most shocking since the WHO began tracking the disease more than 50 years ago.
“These are the findings that we are reporting today,” Chan said.
“The World Health Organisation is not only saying, ‘Oh, these people are in Western countries’.
Chan, who is also the chief of WHO’s Department of Global Health, said the WHO has been working for decades to understand the origins and transmission of the disease and how to prevent it from spreading. “
We are saying that the number of cases, the number who have died and the number that are sick are rising, and that the rate of increase in infections is accelerating.”
Chan, who is also the chief of WHO’s Department of Global Health, said the WHO has been working for decades to understand the origins and transmission of the disease and how to prevent it from spreading.
Chan said WHO scientists are looking for clues to explain why the epidemic has become such a problem in Western nations.
The researchers, led by Dr Rajesh Jain, said more than three quarters of the 2,200 countries in the world, including the United States, have a high rate of COVID-19 infection.
“This has become an increasingly pressing challenge for us because we have a very large and diverse population, we have an expanding middle class, and we have so many different social and economic groups,” Chan told reporters in Geneva.
The number of COIDS-19 cases has reached more than 7,000,000 worldwide.
“So it’s a very high number of infections and the numbers of people affected are so high, that we cannot ignore them,” Chan added.
The WHO has also warned that the epidemic could hit other parts of the developing world, which is where the virus is most active.
“It is a matter of time before it reaches the developed world,” Chan noted.
“And we have to do everything we can to stop it from doing so.”
Chan noted that a global agreement on COVID is needed to address the epidemic, which has killed more than 3,000 people in more than 80 countries.
The disease has killed almost 7,600 people so far, according to the WHO.
The world has already recorded more than 40 million COVID cases.
Chan also warned of the dangers of spreading the virus from person to person.
“That means spreading the COVID from person, from city to city, from province to province, and then from region to region,” she said.