October 7, 2020
A high-ranking official at the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) reportedly declared Monday the agency’s “best estimates” indicate about ten percent of the globe, or over 765 million people, have contracted the Chinese coronavirus. This figure overshadows the number of confirmed infections by over 20 times.
Referring to the worldwide infection rate of one in ten, Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies at W.H.O., described ten percent as “our best guess” to date based on those who now have antibodies to the deadly and highly contagious COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).
“The disease continues to spread. It is on the rise in many parts of the world,” Ryan declared Monday, several news outlets reported. “Our current best estimates tell us that about ten percent of the global population may have been infected by this virus.”
He cautioned that the globe is in “for a hell of a ride for the next eight or nine months” as it awaits a vaccine, but he warned that a vaccine would “not be a silver bullet, but an additional tool that should be added to a comprehensive strategy to fight this disease.”
There is a global race towards discovering a vaccine involving the United States and many other countries. However, currently, there are no immunizations against any coronaviruses in humans.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 3:06 am