COVID-19 pandemic: Up to 180K health workers may have died, report says

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Millions of people have died worldwide from COVID-19

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According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers could die from COVID-19 from January 2020 to May 2021.

This estimate was announced in a new paper from the WHO detailing “the impact of COVID-19 on health and care workers”.

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The research was reportedly based on 3.45 million coronavirus-related deaths Worldwide reported to the United Nations Health Agency by May.

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In addition, the United Nations stated Thursday’s release that it may be at least 60% less than the total actual prey count.

COVID-19 It is a powerful demonstration of how much we trust these men and women, and how vulnerable we all are when the people protecting our health are themselves vulnerable,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.

In addition to these deaths, the United Nations noted that the WHO and its allies said an increasing proportion of the workforce suffered from burnout, stress, anxiety and fatigue.

with this, The authors of the paper urged Calls leaders to “support the call for equitable distribution of vaccines” and to formulate and implement tailored communication strategies to increase vaccine uptake among health care workers – as well as to combat vaccine hesitation .

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Tedros noted regional disparity in vaccination.

“In Africa, one in ten health workers is fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, in most high-income countries, more than 80% of health workers are fully vaccinated,” he said, “the fact That millions of health workers have not yet been vaccinated is an indictment of the countries and companies that control the global supply of vaccines.”

Between Thursday and the October 30 G-20 summit, the United Nations wrote that about 500 million doses of vaccines will be produced – the agency says are needed to achieve the goal of immunizing 40% of every country’s population. . 2021.

Eighty-two countries are reportedly at risk of missing out on that target and for about three-quarters of that group, the problem is insufficient supplies.

While G-20 countries have pledged to donate more than 1.2 billion vaccine doses kovax – Global collaboration to accelerate development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines – WHO says only 150 million doses have been distributed so far, even in rich countries Millions stockpile unused supplements.

Around 5 million people worldwide have died from this virus, according to statistics From the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


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