The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that if the agency’s member countries do not unite to combat the new coronavirus, the worst of the pandemic would be to come, due to the recent acceleration of cases.
“With this type of environment and conditions we fear the worst, and that is why we have to fight together,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“The virus still has a lot of room to move. We all want this to end, we all want to return to normal, but the reality is that this is not even close to ending.”
The world topped 10 million Covid-19 cases on Sunday. The last million was recorded in just six days, the fastest period so far, by outbreaks located in the United States, Brazil and India.
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The warning is given when the top infectious disease official of the US Government, Dr. Anthony Fauci, attributed the increase in infections in the nation to civil disobedience.
The White House epidemiologist accused that infections have risen in his country largely because people ignore public health regulations to keep their distance and wear a mask.
“That is the recipe for disaster,” he mentioned in an interview to CNN.
“Now we are looking at the consequences of the community spread, which is even more difficult to contain than in a physical place, such as a jail, an asylum, or a meat packaging company.” On Friday, the US reported its highest peak of infections, with 45,300 in a single day.